IoT solutions and connectivity provider Pangea and Buddy Platform are teaming up to transform the way energy is used in buildings in the UK and beyond.

Currently in the UK, 30% of energy used in commercial buildings is wasted, 53% of small businesses don’t plan for energy usage, and 20% of companies spend over a whopping £250,000 a year on energy.

It’s hard enough for businesses to manage occupant behaviour and deal with rising operational costs, all while trying to meet complex government policies like ESOS ( That’s where a ‘Fitbit for Buildings’ comes in: through a combination of IoT sensors and SIM-enabled IoT connectivity, the device tracks a multitude of energy stats, all on a per building, floor, desk or device basis. Whether it’s electricity and water consumption or temperature and humidity across a single or multiple buildings, operators will have their building’s vitals placed at their fingertips over a real-time dashboard with a sleek interface and impactful visuals.

Installed in a matter of hours, the device itself clips to a surface in a building and communicates with the Buddy solution via Pangea cellular IoT connectivity. Then it’s go time: businesses can start monitoring energy usage for patterns, stay aware of anomalies, and solve problems before they crop up. They can set efficiency targets, meet government green standards, and stop worrying about being caught out by ridiculous energy bills.

“We’re delighted to be working with Buddy. The partnership is in line with the strategy of helping our partners engage with IoT through a solution that’s transferable over many sectors—after all, everybody has a building,” said Dan Cunliffe, our MD. “It’s more than just a tracker. The data collected helps your building tell a story of where and how energy is being used, and puts businesses back in control. Our goal is to address and solve a very real, tangible problem that every industry will face at some point.”

Martin Carroll, managing director of Buddy Platform, commented: “Pangea’s business model and partner focus is a great fit for Buddy Platform in Europe and we’re excited for this growth opportunity to move forward. Since launching our solutions to make spaces smarter in Europe, we’ve been encouraged with the uptake of our Buddy Ohm solution across the UK, Ireland, Spain and Italy. In particular our relationship with channel partners like Pangea IoT in the UK enables the rapid distribution of our solutions across all commercial and industrial sectors.”