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Standard Chartered saves energy costs with CommScope’s Redwood solution

Nurdianah Md Nur | Aug. 6, 2015
The Redwood building intelligence platform allows the bank to better understand its energy usage and office space occupancy of its offices in Singapore and Hong Kong.

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Standard Chartered has deployed CommScope's Redwood building intelligence platform in an effort to reduce the energy consumed by its offices in Singapore and Hong Kong.

According to CommScope, Redwood provides the sensory network data that enables the bank to better understand its energy usage and office space occupancy. With Redwood, occupants are able to control the light-emitting diode (LED) lighting via the online Redwood management software or through a mobile device. The system also provides a real-time reporting by fixture, group, floor and building.

By collecting temperature, light and motion data from the Redwood sensors, Standard Chartered is able to gain valuable insight into the occupancy of the building as well as other building systems. For example, the bank is using the sensors to turn audio-visual systems on and off in certain conference rooms, as well as using the sensor data to monitor space utilisation at its Hong Kong office. It is now in the process of deploying Redwood desk-level sensors in its Singapore office as part of its strategy to make better-informed real estate and workspace decisions.

"With Redwood, we can accomplish significant savings in our lighting energy consumption and gather the vital data needed to make better decisions about optimising our environmental footprint," said Denis McGowan, Global Head of Workplace, CRES, Standard Chartered.

"Our office in Hong Kong uses approximately 60 percent less energy with six percent fewer lighting fixtures after we implemented the Redwood solution. We anticipate savings of almost US$100,000 from the deployment in Singapore. This has enabled us to make great strides toward our 2019 energy and sustainability targets," he added.


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