Bas Ambachtsheer, president of Croonwolter&dros and Gooee CEO, Andrew Johnson.
World's Largest IoT PropTech Contract
Dutch electromechanical contractor Croonwolter&dros (CW&D) will connect more than 5,000 commercial buildings to the Gooee Building Intelligence Platform under a ground-breaking subscription-based agreement.
The Gooee platform, a recipient of two Rabobank awards for innovation that was recently featured alongside IoT solutions from Humble Buildings and CBRE at the Building Holland exhibition, unifies building control, communication, sensing and data analytics to allow operators to monitor energy and related running costs across multiple siloed building systems.
Announcing the contract, Bas Ambachtsheer, President at CW&D which maintains and services almost 12 million square metres of non-residential and industrial property and infrastructure in the Netherlands, said:
"This is a major milestone in smart real estate. If people thought buildings were smart now, they are in for a shock. A system like Gooee, which integrates into our total proposition of ‘getting-a-grip’ on a building, will become a standard.
"I am pleased to say that I'm going to use Gooee as the main solution provider and roll it out across our portfolio in combination with a smart front end app solution from our strategic partner, Office App. But this is just the beginning. Implementing the Gooee platform, starting with BuildviewTM, across our estate enables us to gain visibility throughout our portfolio and offer clients an enhanced service with improved operational efficiency. CW&D is adding additional intelligent software connecting to a standardised maintenance and asset management set-up."
Neil Salt, Gooee co-founder and managing director, added:
"The most critical element in a car is its software. Today, companies like Tesla can improve the performance and efficiency of your vehicle with remotely managed software. This is what Gooee can do for buildings systems that aren’t integrated and were originally designed for function vs. efficiency. Our investment in technology & IP across wireless communications, lighting, sensing and cloud-based applications have now made this a reality at scale and Gooee is at the forefront of this innovation."
Andrew Johnson, Gooee CEO & co-founder, additionally commented:
"Creating the first globally scalable, open IoT platform for smart buildings has taken five years of engineering and investment. Our vision was to create value for all building stakeholders with the largest aggregated dataset, driving actionable insights. Croonwolter&dros is the perfect launch partner in the Netherlands with an aligned vision that an operating system for buildings is the future of infrastructure and asset management, all managed from the cloud in a ‘single pane view’".