The i-Hub project has released two videos to promote and explain its Smart Building Data Clearing House initiative.
The Innovation Hub for Affordable Heating and Cooling (i-Hub) is an initiative composed of AIRAH (the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating), the CSIRO, the Queensland University of Technology, the University of Melbourne and the University of Wollongong. Its aim is to facilitate HVAC&R industry’s transition to a low-emissions future, stimulate jobs growth, and showcase HVAC&R innovation in buildings.
“Accurate and detailed building data is needed to properly manage energy use and improve building operations,” says AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH. “But access to such data is limited by a lack of open standards and trusted processes for the sharing of diverse data sets. Opportunities from new Internet-of-Things sensors and data streams also need to be explored.”
The i-Hub is curating the Australian Smart Buildings Data Clearing House as a single location for accessing a wide range of energy and building data. It aims to increase the quality and value of data sets, and empower Australian businesses to develop new data analytics services.
With this in mind, the i-Hub has released two new videos to help explain and contextualise the initiative.
This data, combined with the services of i-Hub member companies, will be used by building owners and property managers to save energy, improve efficiencies and reduce costs.
Data will also provide evidence to assist in decision making and inform policy.