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Buildings have a huge impact on global energy consumption. They consume as much as 40% of the available energy and are responsible for 20% of the world’s CO2 emissions. If we all want to move towards a more sustainable society, then buildings have a crucial role to play. In the future, they must not only consume less energy, but also use it much more intelligently. Aug·e turns buildings into smart energy hubs that play an active and leading role in the energy transition.

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Based on the available (historical) data, aug·e creates a virtual blueprint of the building. An integrated digital model that includes all rooms, technical installations, energy flows, meters and submeters (the possibilities are almost endless). Once all the available data have been mapped, aug·e uses powerful algorithms based on artificial intelligence to address any problem areas in the building and to create new services and functionalities.

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Energy consumption
CO2 emissions
Maintenance costs

Comfort
Sense of community
Operating profit
Future opportunities

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‘The possibilities for creating added value with smart buildings in the future are endless, but many of tomorrow’s applications have not yet been thought of today. Luckily aug·e is creative enough and is prepared for this.’

Jan Lhoëst, Product Owner Smart Buildings

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Smart Energy Management

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Community Management

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The Sustainable Workspace Assistant from aug·e creates an efficient and pleasant working environment.

Anyone thinking of sustainability immediately thinks of saving energy. And yet there is more to it than that: sustainability is also about comfort and efficiency. The Sustainable Workspace Assistant (SWA) from aug·e is the best proof that sustainable office environments and efficient working go hand in hand. If you want your employees to feel good, you have to make it as pleasant and comfortable as possible for them to do their work efficiently. The Sustainable Workspace Assistant from aug·e will help you to create an enjoyable environment both in the physical world and digitally, in which all your employees can be the best version of themselves.

Smartphone as personal remote control.

Our Sustainable Workspace Assistant works through a smartphone app (available on iOS and Google Play) that your employees can use like a remote control to work more efficiently. The app helps them control the temperature, give feedback on comfort and report defects to the facilities manager, among other things. At the same time, it also shows them the way around the building and helps them find the shortest route to a meeting room, or a suitable workplace. Your employees can even use the app to play an augmented reality game with each other.

Scheduling meetings has never been easier.

Moreover, with the Sustainable Workspace Assistant from aug·e, holding meetings becomes easier than ever before. All you have to do is plan the time, invite the right people and indicate what you need. Then aug·e gets to work. Based on the attendees – physical and/or virtual – it assigns you the ideal meeting room. That way, you don’t lose time looking for the right room, and optimum use is made of the rooms available.

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Aug·e optimises your energy consumption.

Did you know that almost 50% of the energy consumed in a building goes towards heating, air conditioning and ventilation? And some 25% towards lighting? Nothing wrong with that, as long as that energy is used efficiently. Unfortunately, figures show that 30-40% of that consumption is wasted energy. Too often we heat rooms that are not in use or light rooms where no one is working. Thanks to aug·e, this waste is a thing of the past: the platform analyses the energy flows in your building(s) and uses complex and dynamic algorithms based on artificial intelligence to provide a whole arsenal of possible optimisations, ranging from self-consumption to peak shaving. With success, as energy consumption in smart buildings with aug·e is on average around 30% lower. What’s more, aug·e doesn’t just consider internal data in its decisions: it also takes external factors such as weather forecasts and energy market prices into account.

Additional feature: the smart EV charging system from aug·e

In optimising energy consumption, aug·e takes into account the increasing number of electric vehicles. Based on environmental and market parameters, the smart charging system balances all energy flows. By planning charging times correctly, you optimise energy consumption and ultimately costs. And, of course, aug·e takes into account drivers’ preferences and ensures that all cars are sufficiently charged.

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Carefree preventive maintenance thanks to aug·e.

After a while, aug·e knows your building(s) inside out. The software monitors everything that happens in and around the building and, through complex self-learning algorithms, looks for faults and can predict any anomalies before they become issues. This way, expensive maintenance costs are kept to a minimum and defects do not compromise the operation of the company and affect staff morale.

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A stronger corporate culture thanks to aug·e.

Because aug·e interacts with people through different interfaces, the platform knows better than anyone how to strengthen your sense of community. Aug·e helps you strengthen social bonds between users, so they feel more at home in your business environment and truly part of the group.

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Aug·e is compatible with most Building Management Systems, and the possibilities for smart buildings are virtually endless. One thing is already clear: the larger the scale, the greater the impact. If we treat smart buildings not as separate entities but as part of larger networks or communities, the potential for savings will be all the greater. Both for the environment and for our pockets.

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At aug·e, we are constantly looking for new partners. Our technology is deliberately open and transparent, allowing third-party developers to enhance their own value proposition by linking aug·e to their products and technologies securely and accessibly. A successful strategy, as it turns out, because the number of applications and opportunities in the aug·e marketplace is growing steadily.

Want to work with aug·e to make buildings smarter and more efficient?

Wondering how aug·e can help you be more energy-efficient and cost-effective with your commercial buildings?

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