UEM EDGENTA AND RDM FORMS JV TO OFFER INTEGRATED ENERGY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

August 28, 2015 Press Release No Comments

Partnership Will Provide Clients with Technology Driven Solutions

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 August – Total Asset Solutions player, UEM Edgenta Berhad (“UEM Edgenta”) (formerly known as Faber Group Berhad) and Resource Data Management Asia Sdn Bhd (“RDM Asia”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Resource Data Management (“RDM”), the global controls and monitoring company, today announced the formation of Joint Venture (JV) company named, Edgenta Energy Services Sdn Bhd (“Edgenta Energy Services”) to offer the commercial market a more comprehensive energy management solution.

Capitalising on both companies’ expertise and track records, Edgenta Energy Services provides an opportunity for UEM Edgenta to scale up its energy management business and leverage on RDM’s technical expertise and experience in this industry. This includes Energy Management Services, Remote Monitoring and Control Solutions.

Azmir Merican, UEM Edgenta’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer said, “UEM Edgenta and RDM share a common approach for this business segment –market leaders in our respective fields we believe that through this partnership and our advanced and innovative technology offerings, asset owners and operators in South East Asia can optimise building energy performance and lower their carbon footprint, translating into reduced asset management costs.”

The application of RDM devices and control systems has generated significant energy savings to organisations, saving one client over $8 million in energy costs alone. Together we will be able to build on our individual successes to offer asset owners cost savings with the scale and impact to make a real difference in reducing installation, energy and maintenance costs.”

“RDM has been focused on serving the rapidly expanding South East Asian market since 2009, for the distribution of electronic controls systems that provide world class energy management assurance and flexible building automation for a wide variety of industries. We are thrilled to partner with UEM Edgenta, and look forward to jointly pursuing new opportunities in energy management solutions,” said Andrew Chandler, Managing Director of the RDM group of companies.

He continued “As building owners consistently face rising energy costs coupled with the difficulty of optimising the various disparate systems within their building, I believe this partnership is timely as the market is ready to explore advanced technologies to tackle this problem.”

The joint venture also calls for the development of Active Facility Management and internet-ofthings (“IoT”) capabilities for the commercial and the industrial buildings/facilities segment within South East Asia. Active Facility Management is a real-time data-driven, performance based maintenance management methodology.

Azmir went on to explain about remote monitoring systems which leverages on real time monitoring software to capture building services data and translate them into useful actionable output for quick decision making.

“This unique and advanced system integrates flexible hardware options to deliver information a dmTouch, RDMs HD touchscreen control system front end, which then transmits data to the central station for real-time monitoring and analysis. The application of this system will enable us to detect and rectify any anomaly thus reducing the operational costs for clients and also optimising energy consumption,” he added.

The building and energy management sector is converging towards the IoT whereby the numerous systems within a building are successfully integrated online under one supervisory and control system. The Building IoT is changing the market dynamics for building management. It is providing unprecedented connectivity of assets to the owner with unlimited flow of information towards operational optimisation.

“With technology available today, an intelligent building can know when to lower the temperature, when it gets too hot, or when to dim the lights, when the sun is shining through the windows. This rather complex process is possible by fusing our technical capabilities with  RDM which has the technology to maintain integration over systems which operate independently and communicate through different language protocols, so to speak,” explained Azmir.