Rake Narang: Who are the users of solutions provided by QAS?
Nico R. Willis: Our customers include all types of buildings, facilities, campuses and properties from universities and healthcare to government and multi-housing residential facilities. Whether it is the disparate data collection of new and old buildings on a college campus or the critical energy needs in a healthcare facility, there are always opportunities to increase efficiency, save money and become more sustainable. IntelliFace addresses the individual needs and goals of all types of facilities and properties and provides state-of-the-art solutions.
On the average, about 30% of the operational budget for buildings of all types goes towards energy costs. For each of them, there are real opportunities for savings and increased efficiency. IntelliFace helps to identify those areas and help define manageable solutions.
IntelliFace is the only energy resource management system that can easily communicate with the variety of systems and multi-building properties to provide a comprehensive view of energy and resource consumption. The customized Executive Dashboard allows the staff to monitor all the utilities, view the baselines, the usage per occupant and square foot, view an historical analysis, track energy savings and identify critical issues.
This is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) product, meaning the potential customers are worldwide. In fact, we recently obtained our first international customer, the country Qatar. They will be using IntelliFace for 16 government buildings in Education City and the City of Doha. It’s a very exciting project and demonstrates the versatility of this system.