IoT use case: Retail

Ensuring optimal performance of the HVAC+R equipment in your stores is critical to lowering overhead costs and preventing disruption to business operations due to unplanned maintenance.

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Envizi provides an Enterprise IoT platform to capture and analyze your HVAC, lighting and key equipment infrastructure data, providing actionable insight to help lower your property service and energy costs.

Envizi delivers a single, organizational-wide view of your IoT data across sensor, gateway and connectivity types. The platform is scalable and flexible to adapt and grow with your business.

Lower the overhead costs of your physical stories with data analytics

Building demographics

  • Large portfolio of small to medium sized stores
  • Fixed or variable operating hours
  • No centralized oversight or control of plant equipment


  • Property services and energy are major cost centres when managing a large property portfolio
  • In an environment where retail margins are being squeezed, lowering overhead costs is essential to profitable operations
  • HVAC+R is business critical equipment, maintenance costs are high and business disruption due to unplanned maintenance needs to be managed to zero
  • Limited on-site resources to monitor and repair equipment
  • Limited ability to monitor Indoor Environmental Conditions such as occupancy, lux levels, temperature and humidity


  • 3-10 IoT sensors deployed per store to monitor HVAC+R, lighting levels, air circulation, humidity, occupancy and motion
  • 1-4 gateways to receive and transmit sensor data to cloud
  • Asset Performance Monitoring software module to visualize data and extract insights


  • HVAC operating out-of-hours (or when not occupied)
  • Lighting operating out-of-hours (or when not occupied)
  • Facility or space occupied out-of-hours
  • HVAC start time not optimized (comfort conditions being achieved well before occupancy)
  • HVAC discharge temperature fluctuating (cycling between heating and cooling modes)
  • Comfort set-point too low or high (HVAC working harder than required)
  • Comfort out of range (HVAC not able to achieve comfort conditions)
  • Refrigerators not set to correct temperature


  • Significant savings realized in labor, energy and equipment costs
  • Reduced disruption to business operations due to equipment failures
  • Reduced reliance on outside contractors to investigate and diagnose issues

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