11 June 2013 — Australian company Switch Automation has been selected to provide a data acquisition and monitoring platform for more than 120 buildings in the Seattle 2030 District, a high-performance building district in downtown Seattle, United States.

The project, a collaboration with Microsoft, the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development and Seattle City Light, is part of the Smart Buildings Pilot Program, which is attempting to increase awareness among building owners about the potential for near real-time energy data to deliver knowledge, empowerment and energy savings.

Switch Automation provides building automation and energy management solutions for commercial, industrial and residential properties through a cloud-based global framework.

“We look forward to delivering the power of cloud computing to the monitoring, analysis and control of Seattle’s buildings, along with facilitating the development of energy efficiency improvements based on improved real-time data visualisation and control of building operations,” Switch Automation chief executive officer Deb Noller said.

“Switch Automation is helping Seattle 2030 District building owners to advance their knowledge of building operations, going from reviewing monthly utility bills to detailed analysis of 15-minute-interval data,” said Seattle 2030 District executive director Brian Geller.

The Seattle 2030 District is part of the city’s goal of attaining carbon neutrality by 2030.