About Us

Why data is essential to decarbonising buildings

We don’t understand what this building is doing!

We hear this a lot and it makes us crazy. Getting good data on how your building is performing shouldn’t be hard. A home that is too cold or too hot is hard to live in and it almost literally burns money. In a commercial building, there is ample evidence that poor environmental control can have serious implications for space utilisation, productivity and even staff retention.

And yet a lot of businesses find that getting the environment right across a whole facility is a struggle: without good quality evidence no-one can take confident decisions or see whether those decisions were the right ones. Contractors can’t deliver the service they would like to and valuable opportunities for energy saving are missed.

Meanwhile landlords and homeowners who want to decarbonise their homes have limited insight into what needs doing, to which houses. Worse still, when the money is invested it’s hard to measure what the improvements are in terms of comfort and energy efficiency.

Here at project Purr this is the problem that interests us. What can you find out about a building from good quality data? Can you identify troublespots in the fabric or the services? Can you make better decisions about where to fix things and where to make those energy efficiency investments?

We’re working on some simple solutions that will help people understand what is happening, make the right changes and save money and energy.

Simple technology – big idea.

Purrmetrix uses an array of simple, affordable sensors to measure the temperature across a whole building, at a fine level of detail. This data is sent back to a web application where it is mapped onto a plan of the building, and used to create analyses of how the fabric is working to deliver efficient, comfortable spaces.

It’s a simple concept with big impact, leading to us being recognised by awards such as the Tech Nation Rising Star and the COINs Grand Challenge

Who are we?

Purrmetrix was founded by a small group of assorted technophiles from Cambridge. With a background in smart grid, data analytics and commercial property, we’ve all done our time in the energy efficiency world: now we want to create a tool that is useful, simple and beautiful. A tool to give buildings a voice.

For more information about what we are doing read our blog or email me: I’m hermione.crease@purrmetrix.com, and I’m always happy to hear from people.











Working at Purrmetrix

Whether you have a technical or commercial background, if you are intrigued by the Internet of Things or devoted to data, we want to hear from you.

We are particularly interested in talking to two types of people:

– self starting technical types who have strong skillsets in hardware design, analytics and data operations.

– product managers and business developers, especially if you have a track record in selling to larger organisations.

Please use the contact form below to explain who you are and what you can offer. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours.