MClimate and Wattsense deliver end-to-end LoRaWan

  • January 25, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

European companies MClimate and Wattsense have joined forces to integrate IoT end-to-end services for energy management in smart buildings using LoRaWan technology.

Bulgaria-based MClimate and French firm Wattsense are bringing LoRaWan devices and end-to-end energy efficiency to conventional building management systems (BMS) to accelerate the adoption of smart buildings in Europe and meet new Building Automation Control Systems (BACS) requirements by 2025.

MClimate is an IoT company that designs and develops universally compatible smart home and building automation devices with a focus on sustainability and delivering comfort, security and energy savings. The company’s growing LoRaWan portfolio is aimed at helping address climate change and air quality by impacting consumption patterns linked to energy use, energy waste, and air and CO2 monitoring.

Wattsense is dedicated to optimising BMS, allowing for interoperability and providing IoT integration. The company’s proposition makes building technologies accessible to more facilities and professionals.

“I am very pleased to establish such an important partnership for the whole smart building industry,” said Lyubomir Yanchev, MClimate’s CEO. “We are developing innovative smart devices with a great value-add, but too often stakeholders wonder how the MClimate devices would work with the existing systems and if they will have to educate their employees to work with yet another software. Thanks to Wattsense, our technology can be easily integrated into the existing BMS and, most importantly, we will not need to change the end user habits leading to easier and wider adoption of an innovative technology that dramatically increases the safety of the tenants and the energy efficiency of the building.”

The end-to-end LoRaWan offering for smart buildings and energy management combines the smart LoRaWan TRV Vicki from MClimate and the Wattsense box or hub, creating more sustainable and cost effective energy management with savings up to 30% compared with standard TRV as well as seamless integration with existing BMS for better monitoring, remote control, utility bills and maintenance management.

This is scalable across buildings and suitable for facility managers, property owners, energy efficiency contractors and BMS integrators for public and private buildings who realise instant benefits from fully integrated remote energy management, lower maintenance and operating costs and energy savings. It works by seamlessly integrating MClimate’s LoRaWan sensors and actuators into the existing BMS of any building thanks to Wattsense’s technology, which translates the LoRaWan protocol into Bacnet and allows for discovery and control of the devices natively from the BMS.

“Despite the fast growth of new technologies to better manage properties, only a tiny fraction of the world’s buildings benefit from these advancements today,” said Louis Vermorel, CEO of Wattsense. “At Wattsense, our mission is to make buildings technology, such as the powerful devices created by MClimate, accessible to more facilities and professionals. MClimate is a company that pushes the limits of the possible in the field of smart building. Their unique and innovative products complement the Wattsense offering perfectly.”