Translating Research & Innovation in the Built Environment for the Tropics
June 29, 2017
Those of you attending the Urban Sustainability R&D Congress on 29-30 June 2017 may have seen a profile on Ampotech! The company's two-stage innovation grant (iGrant) project was profiled in a publication from the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore.
The project summary is reproduced below:
Ampotech Pte Ltd is developing and piloting a non-invasive circuit-level electricity submetering technology that enables the collection of highly-granular data about electricity use in the spaces and equipment in a building. The project is a translational effort to commercialize intellectual property developed by one of Ampotech's founders in a Singapore-based research institute. The project focuses on enhancing the hardware, software, and installation process for the electricity use monitoring system, which is called AmpoSense. In 2015, Ampotech created a first-generation AmpoSense solution with hardware and cloud-based software in a pilot deployment at a Singapore-based electronics manufacturer, which identified possible mitigating measures to achieve over 10% potential energy savings. Subsequently, Ampotech developed and deployed a second-generation system with two commercial property developers in Singapore. These projects focus on identifying and quantifying energy saving opportunities in an office environment and creating APIs for third parties to display and use the data.
The project will see the development of a third-generation prototype hardware and will pilot in four building sites in Singapore, covering over 4,500 sqm.