This week is Climate Week with the international Climate Change Summit happening from September 18-24. Hosted by The Climate Group, a dedicated gathering of global leaders, business entrepreneurs, and scientists are coming together with the hope of changing our projected course of global warming. If you have read the New York Magazine’s most read article to date, The Uninhabited Earth by David Wallace-Wells, you know that our global survival is in question.
Excessive heat, food shortages, extreme weather patterns, dramatic increase in desertland, wildfires, and the rebirth of prehistoric plagues are only a few of the things we have to look forward to if we stand by and do nothing.
To take action is our only recourse. STRATIS was founded to help create a global reduction in energy expenditures through the use of IoT innovative technologies and our particular piece of the pie is to drastically lower the carbon footprint in Mutlifamily housing.
A large number of the 7 billion plus people living on this planet today live in apartment buildings, making the work STRATIS is doing a game changer in the field of energy reduction. The STRATIS mobile app helps property managers and residents cut down on energy use in three easy ways.
1. The STRATIS Eco System selects an energy efficient setpoint personalized to your schedule, and location. Setpoints are calculated by passing local weather data through an algorithm, resulting in a thermostat setting suitable to the temperature outside. You can personalize your Eco Schedule even further by selecting which times you’ll be Home, Away, or Asleep. Eco also displays the outdoor temperature, as well as your real-time energy savings which is calculated using degree days.
2. The STRATIS mobile app allows you to use Thermostat Scheduling to set your thermostat in your apartment or dorm room so that you are not wasting heat or AC when you are not in the room. Property managers can also use this to make changes in vacant units.
3. Leak sensing through the STATIS app can immediately detect leaks of major appliances, such as water heaters and dishwashers, drastically reducing water waste. The STRATIS Management app has leak sensing devices which alert property managers via text messages the moment moisture is detected near those major appliances. This can potentially save properties from 4-5 floors of leak damage saving property managers money, resources, and preventing extra landfill debris.
STRATIS can attribute its success to the fact that they have made it economically advantageous to become environmentally sustainable. Their mobile app allows for ease of use for residents and management while keeping the overall carbon footprint of apartments as small as possible. STRATIS is doing their part through IoT home automation, one apartment building at a time.
“Everyone is responsible and everyone should take that responsibility seriously,” says Tom Bowles, STRATIS VP of Sales, “specifically when you are talking about climate change and energy usage. You can do seemingly small things to make some of the biggest changes. One of the smallest things is putting your apartment on a schedule so you can lower your HVC when you are not in the apartment. Apartments use massive amounts of electricity. If you can get an entire apartment building to lower their thermostat by just a few degrees from 9 o’clock in the morning until to 5 o’clock in the evening that is an immense load off our grid.”
When the news of global climate change keeps you up at night, know that there are still ways to make a positive impact in the life of this planet and there are many companies like STRATIS staying up late working on sustainable solutions. What will your part be in our future?
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STRATIS®, a RealPage Company, creates smart apartments and intelligent buildings and is the only platform of its kind built for the complexities of multifamily and student housing. STRATIS is installed worldwide across the U.S., in Japan, the UK, EU, and Latin America. STRATIS now serves hospitality, retail, and small to mid-size commercial, as well. STRATIS is an Inc. Magazine “Fastest Growing Company in America” and a Top Ten Entrepreneur Magazine “Best Company in America.” STRATIS was recently acquired by RealPage to enable STRATIS Smart Building, a more connected lifestyle, and unleash hidden yield through new revenue streams.