BROSSARD, Quebec — Distech Controls, a supplier of energy management solutions, announced that the company is partnering with one of Canada’s top tech hubs, Notman House. Operated by the OSMO Foundation, the historic, downtown Montreal building provides tech startups with flexible office space that promotes networking, community building, and shared learning.

The relationship will be two-fold, with Distech Controls providing its ECLYPSE™ IP-based building automation solution to Notman House, and the two organizations jointly holding innovation contests focused on green building technology.

Through this strategic alliance, Notman House will become an Internet of Things (IoT) building with the implementation of Distech Controls’ ECLYPSE connected IP and Wi-Fi product series, and ENVYSION responsive, web-based design and visualization interface. With this connectivity, Notman House residents will be provided with leading edge environmental control, and advanced monitoring and analysis capabilities, further launching this historic building into the future.

The partners will also focus on a number of innovation-focused contests (hackathons) to provide the tech community with the opportunity to tackle specific challenges faced by the building automation and energy management industry. The first joint hackathon presented by Distech Controls, “Total ECLYPSE of the House,” is set to take place in early 2016 at Notman House.

“Since its inception in 1995, Distech Controls has successfully maintained its focus on furthering innovation in the building automation and energy management sector,” said Etienne Veilleux, president and CEO, Distech Controls. “Partnering with organizations such as Notman House is a solid demonstration of this commitment, and allows us to take creativity and technology to new heights.”

“Notman House is a true representation of Montreal’s world-class innovative spirit,” said Jean-Lou Paquet, chief financial officer, Distech Controls. “We are thrilled to be partnering with them so as to provide its network of inspiring technology entrepreneurs with a cutting-edge environment. We are confident that, through Distech Controls’ contribution to the vibrant ecosystem that Notman House has built, our partnership will successfully bolster innovation throughout the building automation and energy management sector.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with Distech Controls to make the Notman House a true home of the web,” said Noah Redler, campus director, Notman House. “Through Distech Controls’ solution, we’ll be able to literally ‘ECLYPSE the house’ to create web platforms and apps that will help us better manage Notman, and be a driving force that will establish Montreal as a world leader in building automation solutions. Another great example of a Quebec-based business leader building stronger ties with our startup and tech communities.”

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Publication date: 10/12/2015

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