How the Internet of Things is Transforming Energy Efficiency and Building Optimisation

Jon Thompson

Head of Product Innovation

June 08, 2020

Data-driven insights from Internet of Things (IoT) devices are enabling energy and sustainability experts to make better-informed decisions like never before. Energy use within buildings is inherently variable, and until recently, even the brightest minds were in the dark when it came to explaining fluctuations in usage, due to the long list of factors that can cause a building’s energy usage to change seemingly at random. Having a fundamental understanding of how a building uses energy and what causes it to change is essential to optimising performance in the long term.

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IoT Platforms in Real Estate - Boon or Bane?

Benjamin Kott

Founder & CEO of Fabriq

June 18, 2019

This is a continuation of a previous blog featuring a critical look on current developments in the proptech industry, sparked by a recent visit to the Future: PropTech event.

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If I was ever going to shoot a futuristic movie, it would probably be called something along the lines of “Rise of the Platforms” (there goes any hope I may have ever held out for a successful movie making career, I know). The trend in the proptech industry is definitely to try to cover an increasing number of use cases and data domains, and platforms are the traditional “delivery mode” for this.


The 3 Things to Expect of IoT-driven Smart Building Management in 2019

Benjamin Kott

Founder & CEO of Fabriq

January 15, 2019

Cityscape by Andreas Bückner on Unsplash

Are you happy with how 2018 turned out?

At a global stage, the world certainly experienced its fair share of challenging events, from the mundane to the outrageous (let’s not get into the gory details here, you all know what and who we mean...). Back at Fabriq, however, it’s been our best year yet, and we’re looking forward to continuing on this trajectory into 2019 and beyond!


Why 2018 is going to be the year (Alpha) Zero.

Benjamin Kott

Founder & CEO of Fabriq

January 03, 2019

Lots has been said about 2018 already and what an amazing and at the same time dramatic year it has been. Personally, I will never forget *that* simultaneous landing of the two Falcon Heavy side boosters (followed by watching Spaceman circle the planet live on YT for a few hours).

Falcon Heavy Side Boosters Landing

While in a decade or two we might actually send people to Mars, there is something much bigger unfolding right in front of our eyes, right here and now.


Let's make buildings great again!

Benjamin Kott

Founder & CEO of Fabriq

December 20, 2016

Apologies for the title. Yes, it helped to grab your attention. And no, we didn’t support the guy during the election and definitely no – we will not “just get along” now that he’s made it to the top. Instead we will fight harder than ever before to protect the planet and reduce our consumption of natural resources and toxic emissions. It might even make the RoW (rest of world = everyone outside of the rust belt) more united in fighting the good fight.

Tags:   energy , IoT , efficiency

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