Platform Housing is installing Switchee devices in its residents’ homes. The housing provider wants to use Switchee’s IoT-based smart thermostats to provide real-time data and analytics about the performance of its housing stock.
The use of Switchee data and its use in the housing provider’s core business applications (via API) will help to inform decisions and resource deployment around maintenance and raise alerts for problems such as damp and mould. The data will also identify where residents may need support.
The project forms part of Platform Housing’s programme to achieve a minimum EPC-C rating in targeted properties by 2028. The installations are being carried out through Switchee’s trusted installer network.
The Switchee devices will be installed across different types of properties, including supported accommodation, properties at risk of condensation, damp and mould and into properties as part of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund. All of the Switchee devices will be fitted by the end of March 2023.
Jonathan Cocker, chief information officer, Platform Housing, said, “We’re delighted to be working with Switchee to improve the way we help customers in their homes. These devices are just one of the ways we’re investing in technology to achieve energy efficiency in all that we do and benefit the wider UK housing sector.”
Tom Robins, CEO, Switchee, said, “Using technology like Switchee is game-changing for housing providers. By enabling them to understand what’s actually going on in their properties, they can change their operational footing from reactive to proactive. They can see where their biggest problems are and can deploy resources more efficiently and with lower operating costs.”