Embue, a whole building intelligence, automation and control solution for multifamily apartment building portfolios, has announced that 2Life Communities will standardize on Embue for future development, renovation and retrofit projects across its growing senior and senior affordable housing portfolio to make the buildings more energy and operationally efficient, to reduce carbon emissions and to improve resident comfort.
2Life is already using Embue’s smart building system in two of its Boston-area senior affordable properties, Brown Family House and Coleman House, and plans to install it in additional properties, including J.J. Carroll, the Golda Meir House expansion project, Ulin House, Kurlat House, and Shillman House.
Embue makes existing and new apartment buildings more cost efficient to own and operate, reducing energy costs and carbon emissions by 25 percent or more, and making staff 30 percent more efficient on key tasks. Embue’s smart thermostats, which can be customized to the specific needs of each site, combined with sensors placed throughout the building, provide visibility and control of every apartment, common space and piece of equipment. The Embue platform also monitors the building for resident discomfort and harmful conditions, like water leaks and high humidity, and makes the property more efficient to manage through a dashboard that provides control, automation and insight property-wide of the environment and central equipment.
“Our goal of providing quality affordable homes for older adults includes installing some state of the art resources to ensure optimal comfort. At the same time, we are focused on operating efficiently,” says Joe O’Toole of 2Life Communities. “Embue’s whole building intelligence system achieves both goals for us.”
“2Life Communities is a true innovator in the senior affordable housing market, and we’re thrilled that the company will be standardizing on Embue,” says Robert Cooper, CEO, Embue. “2Life’s people-centered approach to providing homes to residents is inspiring. We are honored to have been installed in several 2Life projects and continue to be the solution of choice in buildings that are poised to come to market. 2Life is a role model in how it executes it business philosophy and Embue’s role in the company’s future is extremely gratifying.”