JT and Learnd optimise smart buildings

  • July 25, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

Jersey Telecom and UK-based Learnd are optimising smart building monitoring using IoT technologies.

The partnership should empower more efficient and sustainable building management by combining Learnd’s open data platform with JT IoT’s global connectivity. This will allow building engineers and experts to gain enhanced real-time data from all data sources within each estate no matter where in the world the building is located.

“We currently have a perfect storm where customers are wanting better spaces for their building occupants at the same time as energy costs are rising significantly,” said John Clifford, CEO of Learnd. “This means there is a huge need for a more sustainable, energy efficient and most importantly, smarter way to manage buildings around the world.”

Increasingly engineers, architects and building managers seek better monitoring and management that collects real-time data and allow them to do predictive analytics and maintenance before problems occur. However, collecting data from all building systems such as building management systems (BMS), smart meters and environmental sensors into one system is difficult.

To address this, Learnd created its open data platform, which integrates with existing building systems, irrespective of vendor, model or age, to put real-time data in the hands of both customers and field engineers. This allows them to gain insights into all building systems and make them more efficient.

“By partnering with JT IoT, Learnd’s customers will be able to take advantage of this capability, irrespective of their location,” said Clifford. “JT IoT’s IoT connectivity will enable Learnd to handle more data connections, scale the data package requirements for each estate and connect to any type of network around the world, including in markets with roaming restrictions like the USA, Brazil and Canada.”

Graeme Millar, CEO of JT IoT, said: “We are excited to be partnering with Learnd on such an important sustainable solution. At JT IoT we strive to build the best global IoT network that would allow our customers to grow and innovate and we are happy to help millions of engineers build a better future.”

The combination of JT IoT’s network footprint with Learnd’s customer-base should reach one in ten large non-residential buildings in the UK alone by the end of 2022.

Since its launch in 2014 as part of the Jersey Telecom family, JT IoT has demonstrated consistent strong revenue growth, followed by an acquisition by European private equity company Perwyn in early 2021. Supported by a team of more than 70 people and with over 500 global networks, JT IoT provides sustainable, scalable, compliant and secure access to connectivity.

Learnd was founded in 2020 to change the way buildings operate by creating a world where all buildings deliver outcomes for everyone. Learnd does this by combining its open data platform with engineering capabilities and a guarantee-backed service offering. It is helping manage over one in twenty large non-residential buildings in the UK and expect to grow this to one in ten by the end of the year.