Dubai, UAE, 27 December 2018: The Internet of Things (IoT) has been shaping the landscape of the HVAC industry, while also influencing the energy-management space. Echoing the thought was Maciej Putniorz, Marketing Manager, Appartme, who said, “Today an end-user can take care of all energy management needs on an individual level, just from an application.” Elaborating, he said: “Through the application, typically, you can set the temperature in your apartment in an Eco and comfort mode and can schedule events, turn on the AC and can even go through reports, based on your energy use. It’s more like the Internet of Energy.” However, the amount of energy saved is dependent on the end-user and typically ranges from 15-20% on a yearly basis, he added.
Elaborating on the acceptance of IoT-powered solutions in the region, Putniorz said, “We still do not have presence in the Middle East.” In Europe, he said, the acceptance for energy-management applications is high. “Ideally in Europe,” he added, “we deal more with heating; however, we do hope to expand our end-user base to the Middle East.”