The French champion of Qivivo smart thermostats is growing exponentially with its range of connected thermostats, manufactured in France, launched in 2014. With the support of Saint-Gobain, Go Capital and BPI, Qivivo aims to become the number one operator of energy control in the connected home.
Qivivo, the French specialist in connected solutions for controlling and optimising energy consumption, announces a 900,000 euro fundraiser from Saint-Gobain, the world leader in housing, Go Capital, an investment fund specializing in innovative companies and BPI (Public Investment Bank of France). The funds will enable Qivivo to accelerate the company's development at the national level, and to finance its research and development projects.
A unique smart thermostat solution with learning and diagnostic ability
The Qivivo thermostat is the result of more than 2 years of research and development. In particular, it draws inspiration from the automotive sector for optimising the energy consumption of the household. Qivivo Thermostat is manufactured in France and distributed in the consumer network. Moreover, a specific offer for the B2B2C market, allows its rapid deployment in a French market managed 90% by professionals.
The smart thermostat made in France for the French market
Qivivo's services come together in a unique and scalable product, a smart connected case, and a simple and accessible application from which the various tools are managed. With this solution, Qivivo saves significantly by reducing heating bills by up to 40%, and increases comfort in the home through affordable, scalable technology at low prices. The thermostat controls heating autonomously, without any programming, and optimizes energy consumption with a true learning capacity taking into account lifestyle, thermal characteristics of the dwelling and all weather factors.
Like diagnostics made on professional buildings with sensors, Qivivo Thermostats democratize diagnostics by measuring by collecting millions of data per household, in a fully automated way to facilitate the energy renovation of homes. "In its desire to predict the best control of heating, Qivivo has developed a real expertise, which echoes our own work, in the diagnosis of individual housing. They automated for individuals what was until today reserved for large buildings. QiDiag technology opens up new opportunities for the energy renovation market," says Gérald Fafet, Managing Director of Saint-Gobain Research.
A product designed for a market of more than 30 million households
While Qivivo is marketed in many consumer stores, the smart heating specialist favours professional installation channels that account for 90% of the market in France and targets 30 million households and not just geeks or early adopters. Relying on professional distributors, such as Cedeo, Brossette or CDL Elec, artisans, maintainers or public housing offices, Qivivo really democratizes access to the connected thermostat and makes it a mass product. In France, more than 500 professional outlets already offer the Qivivo offer. A strategic agreement has also been reached with the first network of independent maintenance companies in France, Axenergie, a cooperative of 93 companies employing more than 700 technicians. "Whether it's the simplicity of installation, the user-friendliness of their support or the dedicated service offer, Qivivo has been able to develop a product that meets our expectations. Qivivo Thermostat's technology is also a major advance in heating management and provides greater control over energy expenditure in homes. It is a partner with whom we build a lasting and effective relationship," said Gilles Merkel, President of Axenergie.
An offer suitable for public housing
Qivivo is currently conducting tests in social housing in the Angevine region (Podeliha, Maine and Loire Habitat). The objective of this operation is to test, life-size, a service suitable for people living in public housing, in addition to social housing: a simple and efficient regulation, which takes place almost without user intervention and at a lower cost, coupled with a diagnosis of the building to optimize the renovation work. Thanks to solutions designed for the reality of the French housing stock, more than 4 million homes in public housing are likely to benefit from Qivivo.
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