Delivering Future-ready Sustainable Facilities
Smart Automation Energy, a growing ESCO passionate about sustainability, are committed to achieving highly ambitious energy management goals in buildings. As an ESCO that is constantly looking to maximise energy efficiency, Smart AE have earned a reputation for delivering ultra-efficient energy retrofit projects across different sectors including commercial and government properties.
For Firas Obeido, CTO at Smart AE, the intent to innovate new ways of optimising energy led him to adopt a technology-led approach to energy retrofits, that has helped him deliver consistent energy savings and a key differentiator in their growth.
How to Maximise ROI from Energy Efficiency?
Firas, like many other ESCOs, realised that, in order to guarantee positive ROI on every sustainability project, they need to achieve continuous efficiency in buildings, every single day. Today, the gap between building automation and everyday facility workflows limits the ability of buildings to leverage goldmines of data for real-time insights and continuous improvements.
Like many ESCOs, Firas and his team faced several challenges while implementing energy initiatives in commercial buildings, ranging from high capex perceptions of implementing efficiency to an absence of benchmarks for realizing true sustainability ROI.