I-city partners China Mobile International to build smart green building
26 Jan 2022
Property developer i-Bhd is partnering China Mobile International (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, via its subsidiary i-City Properties Sdn Bhd, to further enhance the group’s technology city known as i-City with the building of a corporate tower.
i-City director Monica Ong said in a statement that they will be building its “first smart green building” there, equipped with 5G Internet-enabled cameras and sensors to monitor the environment, energy consumption and human traffic flow for data gathering purposes.
“We are currently designing and developing the technology ecosystem and we are targeting to commence construction in 2023,” she said.
Ong said with the artificial intelligence (AI) technology incorporated into the building fabric, energy usage to power lights, air conditioning and other electrical equipment can be tuned automatically based on the weather conditions and number of people in the building.
“Conversely, resource planning for security and cleanliness too can be managed more effectively,” she said, adding that with sufficient data gathered, machines connected to the building will be able to identify and highlight to the building management the number of cleaners and security personnel required ahead of time.
“This will improve sustainability and building tenant experience which is the key priority,” she said.
She said with the rollout of 5G this year, i-City would be working on numerous AI enhancements to ensure that the ultrapolis remains progressive.
Meanwhile, CMIM director of enterprise Jackie Chen Jiang Long said that the tech solution provider is heartened by i-City’s commitment to optimise AI use in environmental conservation.
“We look forward to working with i-City to continuously develop innovative ICT-based solutions to help save energy and reduce carbon footprints in order to protect the environmental ecosystem,” he said.