Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), announced it has successfully upgraded its existing Integrated Building Management System (IBMS) that looks after 40 buildings within Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) to an Artificial Intelligence enabled IBMS.

The system connects almost 60,000 points of control from all the buildings and plants, including the DSOA headquarters, six office towers, the cedre shopping centre, the operations and facilities centre, light industrial units, two residential complexes, Al Waha Mosque, and Dubai Digital Park project, through a Local Area Network (LAN) and using Tridium’s Niagara Framework to integrate all the digital data streams available across the network. Data is aggregated centrally and analyzed through an artificial intelligence-enabled approach, with algorithms designed to recognize and react to patterns. Every data point in the building portfolio is consolidated into a single system to optimize information management and decision-making.

Leveraging state-of-the-art technology, the IBMS has helped DSOA save approximately AED1mn per month. This number takes into consideration both a reduction in energy usage and reduction in facilities manpower.

More specifically, the benefits of the new system include a significant reduction in energy saving totaling 36% per year and the number of operators required to manage the 40 buildings – from 110, to five. Furthermore, the software is based on a framework that integrates a range of devices, regardless of manufacturer or communication protocol, hence allowing DSOA greater flexibility.