Odense City is in a rapid, fast paced development.
Everywhere, new buildings sprout and create an increasingly dynamic cityscape, where the diversity of the public buildings stretches from innovative and modern libraries, medieval castles, public restrooms, protected ancient houses and museums of art and history, in which the city itself is full of.
The public buildings buzzes with citizens and tourists that creates energy – energy that Kristian Bork takes the pulse on each and every day, in order to save resources and, of course, cold cash.
From his desk in the Building and Maintenance department – in the third-biggest city in Denmark – the systematic building maintainer controls everything from public restrooms, community schools, museums and cultural institutions. It’s Kristian’s responsibility to maintain the building and all the installations within it – something that requires innovative solutions, because of the vast challenges of the different buildings.
Reducing the carbon footprint
Beside the maintenance, Kristian works to reduce the buildings carbon footprint.
As a part of Odense’s green Energy Lean project, the city wants to lower the CO2 emission from 244 public buildings with 40% – as inexpensive and effective as possible, of course.
Energy monitoring has until now been expensive and complicated, so these challenges require a brand-new way of thinking.
That’s one of the reasons why Kristian is excited about ReMoni.
By clamping on ReMoni’s IoT sensors on the outside of electric installations, water and heating pipes, Kristian keeps track of the energy consumption by logging into the software program ReCalc, where he receives alarms in case of overconsumption and leaks. Kristian explains:
”ReMoni makes mapping the entire building easy. Without cutting any wires, I can monitor all energy consuming devices – not just the building’s main measurer. It’s easy to set up – you don’t need to have any prior knowledge to install it. Troubleshooting is a piece of cake and because of artificial intelligence, you can easily predict and prevent damages and waste of resources,” he says and rounds up: