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Sentient Buildings to Achieve Substantial Energy Savings for University Square in Philadelphia
Cloud-Based Building Automation Company Enables 442-Unit Apartment
Building to Provide Greater Comfort and Control to Every Tenant
YORK, October 1, 2019 – Sentient Buildings, a leading cloud-based
building automation company, today announced it has enabled University
Square in Philadelphia, a 442-unit affordable housing property for
seniors, to achieve substantial energy savings while maintaining
Utilizing its longstanding expertise in the industry, Sentient Buildings installed electric heat pumps as well as thermostats in each apartment, allowing for individual tenant control without needing to rely on the centralized boiler system. Sentient is also responsible for actively monitoring the property to ensure optimal efficiency.
The electric heat pumps operate as the
building’s primary energy source above 30 degrees Fahrenheit, and
provide more efficient, targeted heating and cooling to individual
units when necessary. For example, some apartments may be
naturally warmer during certain times of the day if exposed to direct
Orbach Affordable Housing Solutions recently completed its transformation of University Square, following a $25 million investment into the property.
Sentient Buildings, a cloud-based
building automation company, utilizes wireless IoT technology to helps
property owners and managers such as RXR, Tishman Speyer and Newmark
Knight Frank eliminate energy waste, as well as proactively detect and
mitigate potential equipment damage. This results in less costly
capital projects, reduced operating overhead, increased asset value,
and improved tenant comfort. For more information, visit
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