Problem Addressed

The energy required to heat, cool, and power our buildings is responsible for 19% of the UK’s carbon footprint. To make informed decisions about how we can best reduce a building’s operational emissions, we need better and more comprehensive data about its current performance. Currently, building data is often inconsistent, incomplete, or difficult to access, making it hard for building owners to improve the operational performance of their buildings.

Solution Overview

Rhino offers a way to collect and analyse data from a building’s utility consumption, including gas, water, electricity, and heat. Rhino then structures and aggregates this data for different uses. For example, the data can be showcased through its own software platform or integrated into other existing platforms already used by building owners. Some of these platforms Rhino can integrate with include ESG dashboards, building certification tools, or building management software.

Rhino therefore has its own platform but is platform agnostic, making it possible to integrate with a variety of tools. It also has its own hardware but is hardware agnostic, since it’s able to use existing building hardware.

With integrated hardware and software, Rhino can monitor a wide variety of energy usage parameters then gather them into a functional platform that presents data in a form that is easy to visualise. Their software can work well with information from most available meters and sub-meters, and their hardware gateways are designed to integrate with over 200 of the most widely used sensors and meters.

Building and energy managers can use Rhino to better understand their facility’s energy and utility consumption, allowing for them to better regulate corresponding CO2 emissions. With the Rhino platform, data from multiple buildings and locations are all gathered in a single place, where they can be compared in real time and against historical trends. Additionally, the platform can provide automatic meter readings, malfunction alerts, and remote system control. If an energy leakage point or anomaly is detected, a text message and email notification will be sent instantly.

Case Study


Prologis, a provider of distribution facilities, have more than 2,600 smart meters installed in 161 warehouses. With Rhino, Prologis can automate tenant billing and compare utility data with the goal of achieving more energy efficiency.

GLP Worldwide

GLP Worldwide implemented Rhino in their buildings to address their challenges with billing tenants for their utility consumption and monitoring power supply requirements. With Rhino, GLP now has a tool that can help them improve their energy efficiency. Rhino monitors the energy, gas, and water usage in GLP’s buildings with all the information available in a single app. GLP’s tenants can now make sure their heating systems are properly functioning, device energy consumption is as expected, and there are no water leaks. Since using Rhino, GLP has noted an improved quality of their spaces, lower utility consumption, and a reduced carbon footprint.

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