Quantify Technology (ASX:QFY), today announced a partnership with Curtin University of Technology, to install the Quantify products in a living lab in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Quantify Technology have developed adaptable products which can transform traditionally wired houses into smart homes using a flexible wall switch connected to the WiFi network. The addition of Quantify’s technology to the living lab trial will enable building automation and energy consumption monitoring within the building.
The space will be an interactive research, prototyping and test facility and will be used for people to collaborate and engage directly with the building, to explore performance and data, while serving as a case study for a PhD fellowship with Quantify Technology.
Quantify Technology CEO Brett Savill commented that the “venture will explore how Quantify’s Internet of Things technology can add value by reducing the energy used by the home, saving emissions and energy.” “This trial will showcase the potential of what Quantify can do on a large scale, while demonstrating the adaptability of our technology and how it can transform the building industry.” he said
Known as the Legacy Living Lab (L3), the building will have the ability to undergo transformations throughout its lifetime without the need for demolition, catering for further research. Quantify will work alongside other WA organisations who employ sustainable construction techniques to increase building efficiency and reduce material consumption and waste.
Mr Savill said the partnerships will only add potential to the future of Quantify. “Aside from Curtin, we are looking forward to collaborating with Fleetwood Australia and LandCorp in the construction of the living lab, who both compliment what Quantify is working towards”.
Fleetwood Australia are a leading national company who specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of modular buildings and are committed to reducing waste and improving the sustainability of the built environment. LandCorp are the WA Government’s land and development agency who work to realise the potential of land and infrastructure developments in a planned and sustainable way.
The PhD project will be completed through the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, who acknowledge increasing sustainability is a complex matter involving policy, theory and practice, which requires understanding about how we can work collaboratively for a better world.
CUSP Director, professor Greg Morrison said the PhD project will address the need for home automation technology. “There is a gap in understanding the benefits that can be gained by the integration of home automation and the energy and subsequent cost saving that can be attributed to the adoption of automation,” Mr Morrison stated It will also realise the benefits Quantify Technology has to offer to the market.”
The living lab is set to be commissioned on 18 April 2019.
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