Building analytics firm plans 85 jobs for Ireland

Paul Walsh, CIM
Paul Walsh, CIM

CIM prepares to meet post-Covid demands on commercial property

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22 February 2021 | 0

Building analytics platform developer CIM has announced plans to add 85 people to its team in Ireland over the next 36 months, with hiring already completed in EMEA leadership roles in sales, marketing, and operations.

CIM’s Peak platform integrates building intelligence, machine learning and mechanical engineering to improve efficiency, sustainability and comfort across property portfolios.

CIM founder and CEO David Walsh, who is currently based at the company headquarters in Sydney, said: “Bringing the business to Ireland was always an ambition of mine and since we set up our European HQ here in 2019, we have gone from strength to strength.

 

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“Since the advent of Covid-19, we have experienced a significant upturn in demand from building owners and managers looking to improve their operations – particularly in the area of sustainability. We are currently very focused on supporting clients with buildings running at reduced capacity, ensuring energy is only being consumed in the areas and at the times needed.

“As the year proceeds, our clients expect to see their buildings switch back on, with staff slowly returning to offices, shopping centres and manufacturing sites. They are coming to us, not only to benefit from economic gains of using our Peak platform, but also to drive their environmental and social targets, and to ensure buildings are prioritising health and safety as is required for their returning workforce.”

Paul Walsh (pictured), general manager of CIM EMEA, and brother of CEO David Walsh, added: “The growth of CIM in Ireland to date has accelerated faster than expected and the outlook for the future appears strong. We’ve seen a huge response to Peak in both the manufacturing and commercial real estate sector, and already have a number of ‘tier one’ customers. As we expand, we’ll need to add roles, not only to the commercial side of the business, but also on the engineering and customer success teams, to ensure Peak’s offering continues to deliver.”

He continued: “The smartest way to work towards carbon neutral goals is to optimise equipment, and then increase alternative sources of energy. This approach ensures that all the energy consumed is used as wisely as possible, with zero waste. As equipment is upgraded in a building, Peak will identify the most energy intensive equipment that needs replacing, plus verify the impact this replacement has on carbon neutral targets.

“Commercial offices, manufacturing facilities, airports and other large buildings play a vital role in the community, involve thousands of stakeholders and are expensive and complex to operate. Managing the equipment that operates the building, providing critical HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) utilities, maintaining air quality, ventilation and thermal compliance is challenging but Peak simplifies this, and presents opportunities for both economic and environmental gain. Given that 30-40% of all the world’s greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed to the built environment, reducing the carbon footprint of large buildings is critical and will have a significant environmental impact on the planet.

“CIM transforms building operations by combining building analytics, machine learning and technical engineering support into real-time, data-driven insights. We empower owners and operators to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of their portfolio to improve operational costs, reduce unplanned equipment breakdowns and sustainability. As well as tier one manufacturing facilities, our customers include large real estate investment trusts, government, cultural institutions and major property portfolio owners and operators.”

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