Proptech firm Gooee signed what it claims is the 'biggest-ever' internet-of-things (IoT) contract in the real estate sector, at the Provada property fair in Amsterdam on Wednesday.
Under the deal, Gooee will install monitoring technology in the lighting and property management systems of more than 5,000 offices serviced and maintained by engineering firm Croonwolter & Dros across the Netherlands.
When connected to Gooee’s platform, the offices’ energy consumption, operations, space usage and human behaviour can all be tracked, driving energy savings totalling €120 mln – or 10% - over the course of 10 years, it is predicted.
Developed with €37 mln of investment over a period of five years, Gooee works by collating the data into insights which the client then uses to improve operational efficiencies.
Another contract with a major company in Singapore is expected to be announced by Gooee in the coming weeks, PropertyEU understands.
Andrew Johnson, Gooee CEO & founder said: ‘Croonwolter & Dros is the perfect launch partner in the Netherlands, with an aligned vision that an operating system for buildings is the future of infrastructure and asset management, all managed from the cloud in a “single pane view”.’
Bas Ambachtsheer, president of Croonwolter & Dros, said: ‘This is a major milestone in smart real estate. If people thought buildings were smart now, they are in for a shock.’