Manchester City Verve: IoT Smart City Demo
Client: Manchester CityVerve
Solution: Spica Workplace
Product: GemEx Engine®
Location: Manchester, UK
Spica is one of 10 SME’s in the winning consortium for a £10m Internet of Things Smart Cities Demonstrator, for Manchester CityVerve.
To quickly and easily retrofit sensor capabilities into ‘legacy’ buildings, by means of ‘non-destructive’ installations, and make that data available to other enterprise systems in order to produce building management and optimisation on a par with that in modern buildings.
Spica has been tasked specifically with working on the “IOT Energy and Environment Management in Public & Commercial Buildings” project. Due to poor energy efficiency and lack of modern BMS capabilities, these buildings provide the biggest opportunity to improve efficiency through better awareness and pro-active behaviour.
Spica’s GemEx Engine® (formerly Devicepoint®) for Healthy Water is an example of a simple, retrofit IOT offering, providing real-time water system monitoring solution for Legionella control. It replaces traditional manual techniques with connected devices, taking real-time data readings on pipe temperature which feed into the GemEx Engine® dashboard for easy remote access.
This innovative and first-of-a-kind IOT solution offers huge cost savings, better accuracy to exceed regulatory requirements and a proactive approach to tackling this widespread health risk.
- Environmental improvements
- Economic opportunities
- More efficient and effective delivery of services (transport, healthcare and energy)
- Transforming city services around the needs of people and providing a blueprint for other cities in the UK and beyond
A perspective from Spica
“We are hugely proud and excited about being part of the winning consortium; not just from a funding perspective, but also as it opens up the opportunity for us to involve key local partners and clients in delivering a high-profile IOT project in the North West.”