Turntide Technologies has announced the roll-out of its new Turntide for Buildings, a full-stack intelligent building solution. Turntide combines its Smart Motor System with automation software, connected edge equipment, and cloud insights to improve energy efficiency and streamline building operations while reducing downtime and maintenance costs.

The operation of commercial and industrial buildings accounts for 40 percent of electricity consumed globally and 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Even with the commitment of 200 countries to cut GHG by more than 50 percent by 2050, in the U.S. only 45% of companies are on track to reach net-zero emissions by that deadline.

“It’s time to rethink the term ‘sustainability,” said Brad Surak, chief product officer of Turntide. “Until now, ‘sustainability’ may have meant reducing your environmental impact, but in 2021, it includes survival and growth for businesses - positively impacting everything from profitability to brand value to employee satisfaction. It means using fewer resources while improving your operations. Our solution offers businesses a tangible way to approach sustainability so it delivers strategic value across the organization and improves the bottom line.”

Turntide for Buildings gives owners, managers, and operators the visibility they need to control and maintain systems like HVAC and lighting, indoor air quality, and energy efficiency. It collects data from an ecosystem of connected equipment including the Smart Motor System and edge equipment such as smart thermostats, IAQ sensors, and gateway devices, to provide a dashboard of cloud insights and control capabilities that enables more efficient oversight and management across a portfolio of locations. The system can also;

  • Lead to reduction of Carbon Emissions - reduce HVAC energy use on average by 64% with the Smart Motor System, a patented switched reluctance motor technology that transforms disconnected, energy-inefficient equipment into smart, connected, optimized equipment.
  • Capture Cost-Savings - place schedules and setpoint rules on auto-pilot to maximize system efficiency. Create custom alerts to inform proactive equipment maintenance schedules and avoid unplanned downtime.
  • Maintain Occupant Comfort Standards - manage indoor air quality, temperature, lighting, and more to create comfortable, productive work environments.
  • Centralize Portfolio Management - integrate with existing BMS and third-party applications within a portfolio of buildings via a single pane of glass.

In the UK, mass retailer Wilko is incorporating automation and energy efficiency into its strategy for achieving sustainable operations across its more than 400 locations.

“We recognize that climate change represents a significant global environmental threat. Wilko has a part to play in positively impacting climate change by reducing our carbon emissions, through the use of renewable energy and being energy efficient,” says James Dorling, group property & estates director, Wilko. “It helps keep our costs down, gives better value to our customers, and plays a part in reducing environmental impact. More than ever, we’re taking steps to become more sustainable by using technologies like Turntide to realize energy savings, and in doing so, joining the fight against climate change.”