QICGRE has recently partnered with leading Australian technology company CIM Enviro to manage energy optimisation across its major shopping centre portfolio, using a data-driven approach which collates information from sensors across every piece of equipment in the Centre.
An initial trial at QICGRE's Robina Town Centre in Queensland, prior to the system being rolled out nationally, generated compelling results - including a 17% reduction in energy consumption.
Through the application of rule-based analytics, this advanced platform delivers on five key operational and sustainability goals:
The four-month trial undertaken at Robina Town Centre delivered initiatives including:
CIM Enviro CEO, David Walsh, said the partnership with QICGRE will drive significant improvements in operational efficiency and establish a new level of sustainable practice in large public buildings.
"Shopping Centres are extremely vast and complex operating environments, with an enormous number of systems, processes and equipment working together to ensure the safety and comfort of those within its bounds," Mr Walsh said.
"For instance, Robina Town Centre has 780 pieces of equipment, which require regular and sustained monitoring and maintenance to optimise efficiency.
"By working with some of Australia's best mechanical engineers and information technologists, we've created a platform with the capability to deliver the multifaceted monitoring and analytics required to centralise and maximise the performance of these systems, providing a new benchmark in operational and sustainability practices.
"Given the scope of QICGRE's Australian portfolio and the material benefits our technology can produce, we are very excited to be partnering with QICGRE in reducing their carbon footprint, reducing costs and ultimately delivering on their sustainability goals."