Constructing an IoT-enabled Building


All countries have recognized the importance of conserving energy and reducing emissions. This has given rise to an increasing number of green buildings that greatly reduce carbon emissions. However, re-planning is almost impossible for many existing buildings, especially when it comes to redesign the high- and low-voltage current systems of old buildings.

DTZ is a global leader in property services. One of its customers – University of Melbourne – follows the Green Star certification program championed by the Australian government, and thus has stringent requirements on the energy consumption of its buildings. Both DTZ and the university found it hard to comply with the five-star criteria to modernize buildings that were built decades ago, if not over a century ago. They needed smarter and greener buildings.

With the help of Huawei and DTZ, University of Melbourne deployed an energy efficiency management solution to intelligently control lighting systems and air-conditioners inside all its buildings. Huawei also helped the university expand its network capacity with software services. In addition, all buildings were centrally managed and connected by a new flexible access system. Thanks to these measures, the university met the Green Star five-star criteria, reducing energy costs by as much as 30%.

The IoT will do more than just reduce energy consumption – Internet-connected buildings can put context-aware services into the hands of everyone. The IoT will definitely bring new business opportunities and services.

Energy efficiency solution for buildings at University of Melbourne

Building a greener world cannot be achieved by a single company; it requires joint efforts. Huawei plays an active part in setting green standards, and has joined green organizations and forums. Through close collaboration and smooth communication, we aim to exert a positive influence and contribute to a greener world