Building safer environments with the Internet of Things

Understanding how to optimize the environment, maintain and use their facilities is key to the success of any organization. And building efficiency software supplier and Microsoft partner Metrikus has developed software to help companies do this.

“Metrikus delivers revolutionary insights, making spaces smarter, safer and more sustainable,” said Michael Grant, chief operating officer at Metrikus. “We make data accessible and understandable, with real-time data, custom graphs, charts and analytics – all in one place. By boosting the efficiency of buildings, we help companies reduce costs and emissions.”

Metrikus is a registered partner of Microsoft Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and a member of Microsoft for Startups. The platform is built using a range of technologies on Azure, including Azure IoT Hub and Azure Digital Twin.

“By leveraging Azure, we can collect reliable data in real-time using the platform as a service tool, helping us reduce our operational costs,” said Grant. “Azure is now the backbone of our platform and we have delivered a series of technical training sessions with Microsoft’s ISV FastTrack team which have been extremely valuable. Azure is now our default choice for technology decisions.”

The company uses the Internet of Things (IoT) to help customers in the financial services, manufacturing, retail and public sectors connect thousands of assets and sensors on one digital platform. This allows financial services firms to share data collected from components with shareholders and stakeholders to increase collaboration, while manufacturing companies can use data insights to reduce asset downtime, downtime and maintenance costs.

“We ensure that factories are safe, healthy and compliant environments while reducing costs and increasing profits,” said Grant. “We can also help retailers improve the customer experience with real-time occupancy and indoor air quality monitoring so that stores are safe and healthy environments.

“Meanwhile, healthcare providers can take advantage of asset tracking, automated cold storage, risk management and smart cleaning, all made possible by Metrikus healthcare and smart cleaning solutions.”

Metrikus has also developed an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) solution that combines multiple data sources and sensors to provide actionable insights into a building’s energy consumption. This solution aims to help companies simplify their ESG reporting.

“We give companies the data they need to reduce their building’s energy consumption, overlaying multiple data sets to identify hotspots and opportunities for reduction,” said Grant. “This allows them to reduce their emissions by up to 25 percent, helping them meet their sustainability goals and comply with ESG regulations.”

This article was originally published in the Spring 2022 issue of Technology Record. Sign up for a free plan to get future issues straight to your inbox.


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