WHY WE ARE HERE
WE BELIEVE IN USING TECH TO CREATE A BETTER ENVIRONMENT
Wasted energy, in the form of lighting, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), can be reduced if corporations adopt a long-term mindset towards tackling climate change by incorporating energy saving principles into their infrastructure. We have observed that energy in buildings is wasted, because spaces are unused or lighting & HVAC systems are preset without any smart way of regulating energy usage throughout the day.
Our mission is to tackle climate change by helping to reduce wasted energy in commercial spaces and accelerate the movement towards net zero carbon buildings.
What we do
WE make products that enable your buildings to become smart & healthy in the age of digitalisation
We have identified a need for a low cost real-time occupancy detection solution to optimise building controls and reduce waste in 3 ways:
1) Enable savings and reduce CO2 emissions: Our sensors integrate into Building Management System (BMS) within minutes to enable pro-active automated HVAC control to boost efficiency of controls to reduce energy bills and related CO2 emissions from operational use.
2) Optimise space: our hardware and IoT solution detects live (anonymous) occupancy levels based on the presence of WiFi signals from mobile and laptop devices. The installation takes only 10 minutes. This data is fed-back to our online platform for analysis by our team.
3) Improve human working environment: We not only measure indoor air quality, but also actively improve it through our BMS integration capability! We want to solve the issue of health and wellbeing in the workplace.
who we are
WE hAVE ASSEMBLED A TEAM THAT COMBINES TECHNICAL EXPERTISE WITH INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE
Alex Bak (CEO): Alex assembled the LightFi team and led the company to early funding. He has managed the successful development projects for LightFi’s existing technologies with Matt. His background is in management consulting and corporate innovation projects. Alex holds Physics PhD from Imperial.
Matt Taylor (CTO): Matt has successfully designed, built and tested LightFi’s hardware and software technologies. Matt has invaluable experience in wireless networking and software programming for automation control, having developed an automation protocol to remotely control a £1m quantum-device-fabrication machine at Imperial College. He holds a PhD in Physics degree from Imperial.
Hemmel Amrania (Business Development): Previously, Hemmel built, grew and exited a successful business in the facilities management industry. He has extensive experience pitching commercial partnership proposals to companies including Phillips Medical. He has a PhD in Physics from Imperial and attended Imperial Business School.
Sophia Georges (Sustainability & Business Development): Sophia has managed the process of incorporating sustainability principles into the business strategy. She has a working background and extensive knowledge in real-estate sustainability where she has successfully expanded the company’s network and profile within this industry; she is passionate about encouraging women to work in Proptech. Sophia holds an MSc in Sustainable Urbanism from UCL.