How to track and manage all building-related performance metrics in a single online system to reduce consumption, save costs, and meet sustainability targets.
This solution was sourced in response to one of UKGBC’s past challenges on ‘Linking Building Occupancy to Energy Use’.
Fabriq is a fully integrated web based Internet of Things platform to track energy and resource consumption across built assets. The platform is designed to gather data from a variety of sources including building management system and Internet of Things sensors enabling in-depth visibility of energy-use patterns, operating statuses of building systems and utilisation levels of buildings. It provides the ability to track and manage all building related performance metrics in a single online system. Users can benchmark buildings to identify savings potential, manage projects, track the impact of efficiency measures, create reports, and share the results with various stakeholders.
The Fabriq OS platform was designed to be accessible for technical as well as non-technical users. The platform’s user-friendliness allows results and insights to be socialised among building owners, building–services providers, and occupiers or tenants such that all stakeholders can be aligned on efforts to make a building more energy-efficient.
The Fabriq OS platform is offered via a subscription model. Typically, the cost of subscription is dependent on modules selected, amount of data to be accounted for per site or portfolio, as well as number of data-acquisition connectors and interfaces required to centralise data on an automated basis. On average, energy-conservation measures conceived based on findings that are uncovered via the use of the Fabriq OS platform result in energy savings of at least 10-25%.
Fabriq OS has been in-use to minimise the energy-consumption footprint of a portfolio owned by a UK-based commercial real-estate company since 2017, consisting of 30+ office buildings. The platform is being used to monitor or track the following for each building: total energy and water consumption; electricity consumption of building services or equipment (e.g. chillers, pumps, AHUs, lighting, lifts, etc.); operational parameters such as temperature, operating hours, and occupancy levels; and basic building information (e.g. type of building, size, location, etc.). As of April 2020, savings of as much as £18,000 per site per year had been identified.