u-blox has announced its partnership with Nagakawa Group to develop smart Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems digitally integrated with a Building Management System (BMS) software. The aim is to optimize energy consumption and reduce CO2 emissions in various buildings in Vietnam. Nagakawa is partnering with u-blox and the BEESOTA 6G Alliance to build a comprehensive system, with gradual implementation into buildings planned throughout Vietnam.

u-blox provides cellular connectivity via its multi-mode LTE Cat 1bis LENA-R8 module, equipped with the global and ultra-low power MQTT Anywhere IoT communication service. The u-blox Thingstream cloud-based delivery platform then enables simple processing, transformation, and integration of messages to the enterprise. This integration ensures seamless connectivity and robust security for air conditioning systems. Implementing Nagakawa's comprehensive solution in buildings provides dual benefits to its initiators.

Firstly, it reduces operational expenses and monthly electricity bills. And makes it easier to acquire the Vietnam Green Label, certifying adherence to environmentally friendly Green Label Criteria set by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE).