Sprint’s wireless small cells, known as Magic Boxes, will be deployed by BOSS Controls, an IoT energy management company, in 100 buildings inhabited by the City of Pittsburgh. The self-optimizing small cells will connect with BOSS Smart Plugs to turn off electrical devices when buildings are unoccupied or during peak load times.
Sprint is collaborating with the City of Pittsburgh’s Sustainability and Resilience Division to create what it called one of the “first fully integrated energy savings as a service” initiatives. Climate Action 3.0, as it is known, aims to reduce emissions by 50 percent.
The City of Pittsburgh began the piloting and deployment with BOSS Controls and other engaged partners as part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Global City Team Challenge and through the Carnegie Mellon/City of Pittsburgh Metro 21 program.
For more information about the integrated Energy Savings as a Service initiative visit here.