CIM, the world leading building analytics SaaS platform helping Australian companies optimise their building operations, today announced its partnership with Powerhouse Castle Hill, operated by the Powerhouse. As part of their focus on excellence and innovation, Powerhouse has engaged CIM to dramatically improve building efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and help create a superior visitor comfort experience, preserve sensitive artefacts and improve overall sustainability.
Located in Castle Hill in Sydney’s north-west, Powerhouse Castle Hill protects thousands of unique objects as the storage site for leading museums Powerhouse, Australian Museum and Sydney Living Museums. Holding a culturally significant collection of valuable items necessitates a technology partner with market-leading capability. Powerhouse will leverage the power of CIM’s PEAK Platform to optimise building performance through facilitation of greater temperature and humidity control, and continuously monitor existing building equipment to ensure maximum operational efficiency.
The partnership also underscores Powerhouse’s commitment to embedding sustainability into its operations and ensuring its newest site achieves its environmental ambitions. CIM powers resource-efficient and environmentally responsible buildings by providing data-driven insights to maximise operational efficiency and rapidly reduce energy consumption.
“Managing the operations of a complex public asset like a museum is uniquely challenging. It is a delicate balancing act to preserve sensitive and valuable collection items while maintaining visitor comfort and operating the buildings sustainably. CIM’s platform will enable us to take a precise and consistent approach to managing the site,ensuring reduced carbon emissions, a more comfortable climatic experience and protecting collections for future generations,” explains Ms Carmel Reyes, Sustainability Manager, Powerhouse.
David Walsh, CEO and founder, CIM says,“We are delighted to partner with Powerhouse and look forward to helping address the nuanced challenges facing the museum, by optimising its building’s operations and offering real-time data-led insights.”
CIM’s platform harnesses building analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to deliver immediate insights into building operational performance. It identifies and facilitates quick resolution of inefficiencies in large plant and equipment such as heating,ventilation and air conditioning systems, significantly improving operational efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.
From museums to shopping centres, offices, manufacturing facilities and more, CIM makes it easy to operate all types of large buildings at their peak operational performance, driving economic and environmental benefits for customers, shareholders, and society.
Powerhouse sits at the intersection of arts, design, science and technology and plays a critical role in engaging communities with contemporary ideas and issues. We are undertaking a landmark $1.4 billion infrastructure renewal program, spearheaded by the creation of the flagship museum, Powerhouse Parramatta; expanded research and public facilities at Powerhouse Castle Hill; the renewal of the iconic Powerhouse Ultimo; and the ongoing operation of Sydney Observatory. The museum is custodian to over half a million objects of national and international significance and is considered one of the finest and most diverse collections in Australia. We are also undertaking an expansive digitisation project that will provide new levels of access to Powerhouse collections.
Image Caption: Artist’s impression of Powerhouse Castle Hill’s newest building currently under construction due for completion early 2023, Powerhouse, 2022.