News in brief

6 Oct 2017

What are the new KPIs that property managers should be using?

Property and Facilities Management is being changed by new technologies and there is significant customer demand for more flexible, agile and better quality spaces. Existing property assets are struggling to meet these changing needs without significant disruption to operations and the need for capital investment. The use of cloud-based software for real-time data analytics to improve building performance is a new addition to the property team's toolkit. This white paper explains the trends and technologies to get existing buildings to the leading edge.

Download the Demand Logic white paper here


15 Sep 2017

BT saves £50,000 by using building analytics

"Demand Logic has enabled the BT TSO Energy team to understand the operation of the building in much more detail than simply using the Trend BMS information we have traditionally used. The ability to see which terminal units are operating correctly or are out of policy is extremely useful to help identify faults and strategy changes. For example we have identified a number of temperature sensors that have been giving false readings and we have been able to remove these from the strategy and bring the whole floor under better control, leading to energy savings and improved environment for the occupants."

Nick Macdonald Smith, Senior Energy Manager, BT TSO

Download the BT Demand Logic case study here


23 Jul 2017

RBS is a BIFM Finalist for Impact on the Environment

Our customer, RBS, has been selected as a finalist for the BIFM Awards 2017 in the category of 'Impact on the Environment. RBS has focused on investing in technology, including Demand Logic, as well as their people to reduce the impact of 1500 workplaces. They have already hit their carbon target ahead of schedule. We wish them the very best of luck for the final in October and look forward to continue working together to deliver workplace performance improvements.


10 Jul 2017

Verdantix picks Demand Logic as a Smart Innovator for Facilities Optimization

"Our research on Facilities Optimization Management identified Demand Logic as a Smart Innovator because it has successfully moved beyond energy monitoring and into driving building performance across energy, maintenance and tenant satisfaction. The Verdantix team will be watching how the company grows."

Derrek Clarke, Industry Analyst, Verdantix

Download the 'Smart Innovators: Facilities Optimization Management' report here


5 Jul 2017

Mike Darby shares his views on UK Leadership on Energy Innovation

Our CEO, Mike Darby, is speaking today at the Annual PRASEG conference hosted at RICS. The panel topic is 'UK Leadership on Energy Innovation' and Mike's participation reflects the success we've had with property managers. Demand Logic has shown how data insight and IoT technology can be used to change the way energy is managed in buildings.

PRASEG, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Renewable and Sustainable Energy, is the cross party group for UK politicians and senior industry stakeholders that exists to promote sustainable energy issues in Parliament and the wider political community.


5 Jul 2017

Demand Logic joins RICS Technology Affliate Program

Demand Logic has joined the RICS Technology Affliate Program to increase awareness and adoption of technology in the Real Estate & Built Environment sectors. In the coming year, RICS will run an events program for Real Estate professionals, address relevant standards and share market intelligence on the growing PropTech market segment.

Real Estate professionals are a key audience for Demand Logic as our technology contributes to the transformation taking place in property and facilties management. The adoption of IoT, big data analytics, and social media techniques means that professionals need a new skill set to meet customers' demands.


9 Mar 2017

IoT Asia in Singapore - 29 March

Demand Logic will be part of the UK Department of International Trade (DIT) Pavillion at IoT Asia on 29-30 March in Singapore http://www.internetofthingsasia.com/.

Gilbert Lennox-King from our team will be speaking at the confernce on 'Getting commercial value from IoT in smart cities today!'


9 Feb 2017

Be recognised as a sustainable energy trailblazer

Demand Logic will be returning to the Ashden Awards 2017 ceremony on 15 June. Winning the Innovation Award in 2015 sponsored by Impax Asset Management has only been good for us. Ashden's continued support has been incredible and this has continued long after the award itself was announced. We'd recommend the Award scheme for any other sustainable energy innovator who deserves recognition for your hard graft. Register for the awards here.


3 Feb 2017

Demand Logic invited to Venturefest Innovation Showcase

Venturefest Bristol and Bath has a reputation for showcasing the best in cleantech after Bristol was the host city for the European Green Capital in 2015. This year Demand Logic was one of a small number of companies to be invited to be part of the Innovation Showcase looking particularly at Intelligent Infrastructure.


2 Feb 2017

Modern Building Services: Are you ready for a digital future?

Our CEO, Mike Darby, is quoted in this recent article in Modern Building Services following the CIBSE conference looking at digital innovation.


1 Feb 2017

Demand Logic at the Estonian Embassy

Demand Logic was invited to the Estonian Embassy to join a Smart City Cluster discussion panel alongside Knight Frank and TfL. Our recent recruit, Gilbert Lennox-King, was asked to provide his perspective on the role of open data and smart building in smart cities.

The visiting Estonian companies from Tallinn and Tartu were hosted by the Estonian Ambassador to the UK, Lauri Bambus.


25 Jan 2017

Rushlight Cleantech conference 2017

Sonny Masero, our Chairman, spoke at this year's Cleantech conference at the Royal College of Surgeon. The Demand Logic proposition, and especially our progress over the last year, was well received by both investors and customers. You can see the presentation slides here.


31 Dec 2016

1% Improvement in workplace productivity could add £20B to UK economy

The Stoddart review, named The Workplace Advantage, was published to encourage businesses to make the most of their offices and their workplace strategies. To ensure that staff are both well and productive. The impact on business output and the UK economy could be significant with relatively small changes in building control.

"The Stoddart Review reveals that an effective workplace can improve business productivity by as much as 3.5%. Economic Duncan Weldon believes that could add up to £70 billion to the UK economy."

Demand Logic has developed a method for measuring the real-time staff cost of lost productivity from ineffective building controls. Ask one of our team to show you the Comfort & Productivity Tracker if you haven't previously see this feature.

For The Stoddart Review report click here.


21 Dec 2016

Verdantix Market Overview: REEFIM

Market analysts Verdantix has started to cover the emerging Real Estate, Energy & Facilites Information Management (REEFIM) market. Recognising that energy mangement can no longer be a separate software element and must be integrated with a broader view for building management.

Demand Logic was mention in the study:

"Across the REEFIM market, software vendors are looking to more closely align building efficiency with an approach that also includes improving occupant well-being and comfort (see Verdantix Facilities Optimization Management Emerges As A New Vision For Optimizing Building Portfolios). The premise is that some trade-off in efficiency initiatives can provide greater benefits in terms of reducing employee absences and improving productivity. Demand Logic incorporates comfort metrics within its web-based energy software for commercial buildings. Schneider Electric’s SmartStruxure Solution looks to optimize building performance, whilst prioritizing the comfort and well-being of occupants. This approach is resonating with customers – we heard from a call centre manager that employee absence levels are so high, to the order of 5%, that improving worker conditions is a priority."

If you would like a copy of the Market Overview then please contact Demand Logic or you can get it direct from Verdantix via thislink.


30 Nov 2016

New office at the Innovation Centre in Here East

In the 2012 Olympics' press centre there is now an Innovation Centre which aims to be the largest in Europe hosting 800 start-ups. Demand Logic has moved in early so we presently have a lot of space and a great view of the City of London and Canary Wharf where we can see many of the properties we monitor. Do come and pay us a visit.


28 Nov 2016

X Energy: Why data scientists are the new super-hero

In November, Demand Logic helped sponsor the inaugural X Energy event which was headlined by Mutafa Suleyman from Google's DeepMind who have used AI to reduce energy consumption at a Google data centre by 15%. There are some interesting simularities between this project and the Demand Logic service. You can read our blog about the event here.


20 Oct 2016

Demand Logic pitches at EcoSummit London 2016

Our Chairman, Sonny Masero, joined the EcoSummit line-up at CodeNode in the City of London. It did generate investor interest and you can see the pitch video here.


17 Oct 2016

University of Oxford: Optimising BMS using Demand Logic

The University of Oxford recently installed Demand Logic in a number of pilot properties to prove the value to the Estates Services team. You can see their early conclusions here.

The decision has now been made to roll-out into additional buildings starting, appropriately, with the Big Data Institute.


1 Oct 2016

Why property owners are putting a price on thermal comfort - CIBSE Journal

More coverage on our novel approach to monitoring comfort and productivity in buildings. Our aim is to improve comfort condition and to reduce complaints whilst also saving energy. Have a look at the detail in this CIBSE article by Liza Young.


30 Sep 2016

FT Headquarters Case Study

Hot and cold calls reduced by 50% in the first year. Energy costs reduced by £100k over two years. Maintenance time prioritised by exception reporting from data analysis of plant condition.

Demand Logic worked closely with Optimum FM and Chartwell Controls to provide detailed analysis of the HVAC and BMS performance. Actions were identified to improve the internal environment of the office spaces whilst reducing energy costs.

The delivered savings paid for the cost of the Demand Logic service within a few months and the service has been regularly renewed.

More details can be found at http://dem.lc/cht1.


15 Sep 2016

UK GBC: Money for old rope - using the BMS to estimate productivity

A blog by Tom Randall, our Development Director, who is leading our InnovateUK R&D programme and represents Demand Logic as a member of the UK Green Building Council.

It summarises how Demand Logic aims to get more value from the huge amount of building performance data which is presently locked in the BMS network. We are particularly focused on how this data can be used to improve staff and occupant well-being.


15 May 2016

UK Government Case Study on Demand Logic

The UK Government has supported the development and growth of our software technology. Demand Logic has received R&D funds through InnovateUK's Future Energy Management of Buildings. We have also been invited on trade missions to San Francisco, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

case study prepared for Gov.UK focuses on our use of the Internet of Things (ioT) to deliver energy savings at low cost.


6 Apr 2016

Demand Logic is the British company creating a Fitbit for buildings

Alphr covered Demand Logic as part of the UKTI Connected Cities Mission to Malaysia and Singapore. The parallel with a Fitbit and using Demand Logic to track a building's health really struck a cord in Asia. It was even mentioned on China Business News coverage of the Mission.

You can read Nicole Kobie's article 'http://www.alphr.com/startups/1003125/demand-logic-is-the-british-company-creating-a-fitbit-for-buildings' target=alphr article>here.


1 Mar 2016

Case study from the Better Buildings Partnership

The Better Buildings Partnership is a collaboration of the UK's leading commercial property owners. BBP members Canary Wharf Group, Land Securities, M&G Real Estate, TH Real Estate, The Crown Estate and Transport for London are all using Demand Logic’s system to improve building performance. Read the new case study from the BBP highlighting £1.8 annual energy savings, improved comfort levels and more conditioned-based maintenance.


28 Feb 2016

Buildings emit 4x more CO2 than they were designed to

The Building Performance Evaluation is an £8M study by InnovateUK which assessed the performance of 50 commercial buildings over 4 years from design through construction and commissioning into operation. It found a systemic problem that, on average, the buildings emitted 3.7x more carbon dioxide than the design specification. The best example was 2x worse and the worst example was 10x.

These emissions all came from poor energy usage in the buildings. It is equivalent to buying a new car which is said to provide 60 mpg and then having to foot the bill for 15 mpg. In the buildings which were assessed the most common problems were out of hours operation and incorrect building control.

The finding of the BPE would suggest that design standards cannot deliver lower emissions on their own and that operational ratings to encourage on-going optimisation is required.

For a copy of the detailed report go to the Gov.UK website here.


21 Dec 2015

Building Health Monitor video on YouTube

This video explains what Demand Logic does in monitoring buildings. It's available to watch on the Demand Logic YouTube channel.


11 Jun 2015

Demand Logic wins Ashden Award

Great news! Demand Logic today won the prestigious Ashden Award for pioneering sustainable energy organisations. We are delighted to win this after a very thorough judging process. It's a real vindication of the impact our technology is having, and its ability to scale for even greater impact. See our winner page at Ashden.


14 May 2015

Demand Logic wins Cognicity Challenge

We are delighted to announce that today Demand Logic won the Cognicity Challenge -- an innovation competition designed to seek out technology that will help "create the city of the future", at Canary Wharf. It's a great recognition of our innovative approach and ability to inter-operate with other technologies.


19 Feb 2015

Interviewed on BBC Radio 4

Demand Logic's Chairman, Sonny Masero, was this morning interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme (24 minutes in). Speaking from San Fransisco, where we were selected for the Clean and Cool Mission, Sonny spoke of the massive annual savings that can be expected from our technology, even from medium-sized buildings.


16 Jan 2015

Selected for Clean and Cool mission

Demand Logic has been selected as one of 16 UK startups to attend the Clean and Cool Mission in San Francisco next week. The mission is organised by InnovateUK and is a chance for British low-carbon startups to access US markets and meet US entrepreneurs and investors.


1 Dec 2014

King's College work showcased in CIBSE Journal

The prestigious Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has published a detailed case study of our work at King's College in its journal.


30 Oct 2014

Shortlisted for CIBSE awards

Demand Logic has been shortlisted for the 2015 Building Performance Awards run by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). The awards "recognise the people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment". Final winners to be announced in February 2015.


1 Jul 2014

Government-funded research collaboration begins

Having won funding from InnovateUK (Technology Strategy Board), Demand Logic launches on a new strand of research and development focussing on machine-learning and building physics. The project, "Energy Management & Analysis Exploiting Existing BMS Infrastructure & Data" is being delivered by a consortium including London Southbank University, thermal modelling software companany EDSL, and award winning sustainability and climate change consultancy, Verco.


24 Jun 2014

Article in Energy Management magazine

Demand Logic's Joe Short and Mike Darby discuss how buildings are still shockingly wasteful despite years of green awareness. See article in Energy Management magazine.


5 Jun 2014

Coverage in The Guardian online

Demand Logic appears in a Guardian sustainable business article: How riding elephants can help energy efficiency in the office. Solving energy problems in large buildings can be a case of finding the right balance between head and heart.


22 May 2014

"Highly commended" runner-up for Ashden Awards 2015

After a rigorous judging process, Demand Logic was highly commended runner-up at the prestigious Ashden Awards. The awards are "a globally recognised measure for excellence in the field of green energy".


7 May 2014

Demand Logic wins regional final of the Shell Springboard Award

Independent judges at the Shell Springboard Awards selected Demand Logic as regional winner in a ceremony in Oxford. The awards, aimed at small enterprises with innovative and commercially viable business ideas that will reduce carbon emissions, have been running since 2005.


6 May 2014

Ashden blog on Demand Logic

The Ashden charity, which champions and supports leaders in sustainable energy, posted a blog item Mining data for energy-saving golden nuggets highlighting how Demand Logic makes the most of the largely ignored data resource inside building management systems.


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