An enviro-tech company that uses AI to help decarbonise buildings has appointed a new managing director to accelerate its growth plans.
Newcastle-based Harmonic has appointed David Grundy to the new role. He brings over 20 years of experience, having previously held senior positions at ISS Technical Facilities, E.ON Control Solutions, Mitie Energy and Honeywell.
Commenting on his new role, David Grundy, said: “Harmonic is at the forefront of technology in this critical area, and it’s exciting to join the company at the start of its journey. The company only launched in May and already has customers on board that are benefiting from the carbon reduction capabilities of the platform. Organisations are more committed to Net Zero than ever, and we can support them on that important journey.”
Harmonic uses a combination of IOT technology and an AI-driven platform to identify and remove waste, reducing building energy consumption, costs and carbon emissions. By integrating human behavioural and space analytics data with utilities usage, Harmonic can predict, manage and minimise spiralling energy costs and carbon emissions.
The technology uses a people-centric web platform, mobile app, and optional sensor devices, which can interface with metering and other building data as well as integrate with third-party systems and data feeds. Harmonic is the first to integrate resource and amenity booking management, sensor data, and building operations.
Harmonic is backed by the Solution Performance Group (SPG), a diverse company that spans digital transformation, software development and tech talent recruitment.
Gareth Humphreys, group CEO at SPG, concluded: “David has a wealth of experience in deploying advanced technologies in energy and environmental management. Harmonic has a huge potential to help companies of all sizes make immediate energy savings and make a real difference in their carbon emissions. I look forward to seeing the company grow over the coming months.”
Harmonic is a comprehensive package combining proprietary hardware, state-of-the-art software, and machine learning technologies. The combination makes it the ideal tool for enabling actionable insights, driving cost savings, and enhancing operational efficiency.
An AI-driven algorithm predicts a building’s planned and actual activities, enabling operational performance optimisation. This approach provides actionable insights by collating and corroborating various data inputs related to space, utility, and carbon consumption and output.
Harmonic is powered by the SPG Group, an advanced technology company that works across the public and private sectors to deliver digital transformation projects. Its clients include the emergency services, government departments and social housing companies.
SPG (The Solution Performance Group) helps companies achieve digital transformation goals by providing technology consultancy and talent recruitment services. It consists of SPG Transformation, and SPG Resourcing, which provides interim and permanent technology resources to many businesses, from insurance and financial services to health, housing and large FTSE businesses.