Locked away and ready to deliver! Quantify has signed a Heads of Agreement (HofA) with WA locals, Curtin University.
The signed agreement means Quantify will install products in a living lab in Fremantle, WA. The addition of Quantify’s adaptable technology to the living lab trial will enable building automation and energy consumption monitoring within the building.
The Legacy Living Lab (L3) will be an interactive research, prototyping and test facility and will be used for people to collaborate and engage directly with the building, to explore performance and data, while serving as a case study for a PhD fellowship with Quantify Technology.
Quantify’s CEO Brett Savill said the venture will explore how Quantify’s Internet of Things technology can add value by reducing the energy used by the home, saving emissions and energy.
“This trial will showcase the potential of what Quantify can do on a large scale, while demonstrating the adaptability of our technology and how it can transform the building industry,” he said.
The building will have the ability to undergo transformations throughout its lifetime without the need for demolition, catering for further research.
To add to the excitement, Quantify will work alongside other WA organisations in the project, who employ sustainable construction techniques to increase building efficiency and reduce material consumption and waste.
Savill said the partnerships will only add potential to the future of Quantify.
“Aside from Curtin, we are looking forward to collaborating with Fleetwood Australia and LandCorp in the construction of the living lab, who both compliment what Quantify is working towards,” he said.
Fleetwood Australia are a leading national company who specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of modular buildings and are committed to reducing waste and improving the sustainability of the built environment. LandCorp are the WA Government’s land and development agency who work to realise the potential of land and infrastructure developments in a planned and sustainable way.
The PhD project will be completed through the Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute, who acknowledge increasing sustainability is a complex matter involving policy, theory and practice, which requires understanding about how we can work collaboratively for a better world.
CUSP Director, professor Greg Morrison said the PhD project will address the need for home automation technology.
“There is a gap in understanding the benefits that can be gained by the integration of home automation and the energy and subsequent cost saving that can be attributed to the adoption of automation,” Mr Morrison stated.
“It will also realise the benefits Quantify Technology has to offer to the market.”
The living lab is set to be commissioned on 18 April 2019.
[This was initially published as an ASX announcement on 1 March 2019. Full ASX release available HERE]
The news was also published across several media outlets, such as the ones listed below, among others:
Architecture and Design: https://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/news/curtin-university-combines-with-quantify-to-test-s