Fifthplay features in new series Z-Smart Buildings
Want to stay ahead of the competition? Sustainability is key! Kanaal Z followed ten companies and organizations who use fifthplay’s Energy Management System. For them, saving energy has become a piece of cake.
Episode 10: Enbro
More and more entrepreneurs and SMEs are becoming aware of their energy consumption and want to do something about their energy bills. Enbro, a startup from Courtray, acts as an independent energy broker. In a short period of time, the company advised more than 34,000 companies on their energy bills. Enbro knows from experience that energy monitoring offers great opportunities.
Episode 9: fifthplay
Energy monitoring and energy management systems are on the rise. fifthplay, a subsidiary of Niko Group, is an important Belgian supplier of such systems. A combination of several intelligent technologies, fifthplay’s solutions make smart buildings more energy-efficient in a flash.
Episode 8: Energyville
When it comes to sustainable construction, BREEAM is arguably the most coveted certificate. Determined to obtain a BREEAM Excellent certificate for its campus located at Thor Park in Genk, research institute EnergyVille made sure its premises have a minimal impact on the environment. The institute succeeded in its intentions by implementing sustainable and intelligent technology.
Episode 7: Horecamakers
The catering industry faces its share of challenges these days. Labour costs, staff shortages, and government-controlled cash registers are only a few of the hurdles faced by entrepreneurs. Rising energy prices are not to be underestimated either. Consequently, hotels, bars and restaurants increasingly rely on energy monitoring solutions.
Episode 6: Sint-Niklaas
Making towns and cities more sustainable and energy-efficient is a top priority for all public administrations these days. The city of Sint-Niklaas, for example, is one of the signatories of the European Covenant of Mayors. To encourage the residents of Sint-Niklaas to reduce their energy consumption, the city introduced more than 200 families to an energy monitoring project.
Episode 5: Carglass
Corporate social responsibility and sustainability are important pillars of today’s business. Carglass, specialized in car window repairs and replacements, has developed a sustainability strategy that pays ample attention to the environment. Energy monitoring is one of the focal points.
Episode 4: epTechnieken
Renovations are an ideal opportunity to make an older building more sustainable and energy-efficient. EpTechnieken, a company specialized in electric installations, two years ago moved to a new facility in Oud-Turnhout, which had been thoroughly rebuilt. In addition, they chose to have a monitoring system installed.
Episode 3: Municipality of Beveren
Local authorities own extensive patrimonies, which are often a combination of historic buildings, older complexes and new constructions. As making patrimonies more energy efficient eventually yields considerable profits, the municipality of Beveren has made it a top priority.
Episode 2: Aquapolis
Not every SME has the means to purchase their own premises. A business center is the perfect solution, offering both shared workspace and services. Adjacent to to the Albert Canal in Schoten, an old factory was transformed into the Aquapolis business park where utilities are connected to smart meters.
Episode 1: Schoenen Torfs
For many companies, energy remains a huge cost. But a thoughtful approach can change all that fairly quickly. Shoe store chain Schoenen Torfs has been investing extensively in sustainable energy practices for several years now.
Energy management in smart buildings
Managing a building entails costs. There’s maintenance costs, energy consumption, facility costs, security costs, … New technologies, sensors and the IoT help optimize energy consumption, making buildings ‘smarter’. At the same time, digital technology also provides extra comfort for whoever uses the building.
Saving energy while living comfortably
Z-Smart Buildings, a ten-week documentary by Kanaal Z, focuses on the latest technologies to make buildings smarter. Smart thermostats, lighting, security, … not only make buildings more energy-efficient, but also offer residents and workers extra comfort. Even facility management can be done remotely.
Curious to have a look around those smart buildings? You can! Z-Smart Buildings airs every Thursday on Kanaal Z, starting February 23. Stay tuned!
Sustainability is high on JBC’s agenda
The JBC fashion chain currently operates around 140 stores, and achieved an annual turnover of 256 million euros in 2013. JBC place great importance on sustainability, and aims to further promote this in the long-term vision of the company.
The municipality of Beveren estimates less than 2 years for its return on investment
The objectives of the project:
- To measure the main consumption of electricity, gas and water (EGW)
- To analyze readings of electricity, gas and water
- To offer tools to more quickly detect and monitor fluctuations
- To draw up an action plan for optimising energy consumption