Banyan Water Central is a water-saving software platform that tracks, analyzes, and optimizes water use for enterprise commercial properties. This customizable SAAS product can be used on its own or in combination with IoT devices on a property. The software integrates with onsite hardware to detect water movement, control outdoor water use in real-time, alert users of anomalies as they happen, and calculate water costs and savings. It can provide a view into water use on one property or a portfolio, and delivers monthly water-use savings reports.
The software has predictive irrigation scheduling technology that calculates the exact amount of water the landscape needs using property characteristics and weather data. It monitors water systems in real time to detect leaks and send an immediate alert. An interactive property maps enables users to turn irrigation water on and off. An integrated rate engine mirrors the calculation of a client’s water bill using actual rates and fees to show water costs before a bill arrives. Water bills are automatically imported into BWC. In addition, an automatic, utility-verified water and cost savings report is sent to clients each month.
Banyan Water reported that the software has lowered water bills, reduced operating costs, and increased asset value for clients. This has also contributed to LEED certifications, Energy Star awards and BOMA awards. Banyan Water clients have saved 2.3 billion gallons of water since 2011 by using the software, according to the company.
In 2016, the software detected and notified users of 432 leaks, avoiding over 58,000,000 gallons in wasted water, created more than $12 million in asset value for clients, and saved a total of 323,510,000 gallons of water. Although difficult to quantify, Banyan Water’s software also helps users do their work more effectively.