Ameresco has entered into a non-exclusive master reseller agreement with Silver Spring Networks. The agreement makes Ameresco a channel partner for Silver Spring’s Internet of Things (IoT) products.
The goal of the collaboration is to enable cities and other operators of public lighting to add intelligence to systems and build a foundation for IoT-based services such as smart water, traffic signals and distributed energy resources, according to the press release.
Specifically, Ameresco will offer Silver Spring’s IPv6 Starfish and SLV6 city management platforms to its customers. It will be part of Ameresco’s smart city and municipal street lighting offering.
The IoT will have tremendous impact on energy efficiency in buildings and the surrounding communities. In buildings, for instance, IoT sensors will be able to tell energy managers whether equipment is operating optimally and if it is nears failure and needs attention.