Buddy joins Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand as Innovation Partner

Written by Beth Worrall

We are thrilled to be joining the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand!

The announcement has coincided with Buddy’s participation in this week’s Future Street exhibition, which is a smart and sustainable city installation in Sydney’s Circular Quay, which has been supported by the Smart Cities Council, the Internet of Things Alliance and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

Our membership also gives us a chance to join the Smart Cities Council’s Built Environment Taskforce, a group that helps to promote the value of data driven decision making in Australian buildings, towns and cities.

Our mission at Buddy is to help our customers unlock valuable data and insight – helping them understand how their cities and buildings operate.

And whilst every smart city strategy is different, using data to make better city decisions and using technology to reduce city carbon emissions are common themes of every smart city strategy. That’s where Buddy can help, and the Smart Cities Council Executive Director Adam Beck agrees:

“Buddy helps customers to unlock valuable data and insight about how their buildings use energy. With more accessible data, building owners and city planners can make data-driven decisions to reduce energy consumption, reduce carbon emissions and reduce costs. Across Australia, we are talking to businesses and city leaders about how their smart city strategy can reduce the environmental impact of their city. It makes sense to start with buildings and the built environment given they contribute about 40% of a cities’ overall CO2 emissions,” said Beck.

With Australian energy prices at an all-time high, Adam Schultz, General Manager of Buddy Platform in Australia, believes Buddy can contribute incredible value:

“Energy monitoring and efficiency is an easy and affordable place for any city to start on its smart city journey. Smart buildings are the building blocks of any smart city and we are looking forward to playing an active part in the development of Australia’s smart cities.”

The Future Street exhibition in Sydney has allowed Buddy to talk to a range of new government and business stakeholders about the value and service we can provide.