Smart building specialist aedifion GmbH has received further growth capital from influential investors close to the industry in a pre-series A financing round. The seven-figure amount will be used to digitally advance the decarbonization of real estate portfolios.
"Building efficiency is the biggest lever for achieving climate targets. In most buildings, we can get started immediately without additional hardware investments," explains aedifion CEO Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fütterer. "On more than 1,000,000 m², our platform is already in operation to continuously and sustainably realize savings potential, ensure ESG compliance and thus future-proof real estate. With the support of our old and new investors, we are now tapping into this future market even faster and making a significant contribution towards climate neutrality."
To slow climate change, action must be taken quickly. Last year, the real estate sector was the only sector in Germany not to meet the targets in the Climate Protection Plan 2050. As a result, the requirements for both existing and new buildings will rise sharply in the coming years. With the plug-and-play approach of the aedifion cloud platform, technical building operations are analyzed automatically and permanently optimized. The use of the solution can save several tons of CO2 per building and year and refinances itself within a few months.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Bauer, responsible partner on the part of Drees & Sommer SE, underlines the potential of further cooperation: "CO2 reduction in any portfolio starts with efficient data collection and targeted analysis and optimization of existing plant technology. After this, it can be sensibly decided which investments can be used to achieve further reductions in a modernization or refurbishment strategy. aedifion provides this data as a basis for decision-making, including in various Drees & Sommer buildings and projects."
In addition to Drees & Sommer, BeyondBuild, Bauwens X and MOMENI Digital Ventures, the seed round investors Phoenix Contact Innovation Ventures and BitStone Capital are also participating in the now closed growth financing.
Since 2017, aedifion has been dedicated to the automated optimization of building technology based on many years of research at RWTH Aachen University. The company's cloud platform is used by over 50 well-known customers, including Art-Invest Real Estate, Commerz Real and ECE.
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