CIM, an Australian-based, Irish-owned building analytics software company, has announced plans to add a further 85 people to its team in Ireland.
The company, founded by Irishman David Walsh while he was living in Australia, is to complete the hires over the next 36 months. It has already completed hiring in EMEA region leadership roles in sales, marketing and operations, and currently employs 43 staff globally.
Speaking to the Sunday Independent, Walsh, based at the company's Sydney HQ, said he had long hoped to develop the company further in Ireland. "Bringing the business to Ireland was always an ambition of mine, and since we set up our European HQ there in 2019, we have gone from strength to strength," he said.
"Since the advent of Covid-19, we have experienced a significant upturn in demand from building owners and managers looking to improve their operations - particularly in the area of sustainability. We are currently very focused on supporting clients with buildings running at reduced capacity, ensuring energy is only being consumed in the areas and at the times needed.
"As the year proceeds, our clients expect to see their buildings switch back on, with staff slowly returning to offices, shopping centres and manufacturing sites," he added. "They are coming to us, not only to benefit from economic gains of using our PEAK platform, but also to drive their environmental and social targets, and to ensure buildings are prioritising health and safety as is required for their returning workforce."
Paul Walsh, general manager of CIM EMEA and brother of CEO David, explained the Irish-based business was expanding, furthering its need for more employees.
"The growth of CIM in Ireland to date has accelerated faster than expected and the outlook for the future appears strong," he said.
CIM creates building analytics software that helps run large buildings at their peak performance. Its PEAK platform integrates building intelligence, machine learning and mechanical engineering to improve efficiency, sustainability and comfort across property portfolios.
Since inception in 2013, CIM has monitored its clients' environmental impact on the PEAK platform. According to its research, CIM clients have saved 141 gigawatt hours of energy to date. Across the portfolio, this is the equivalent to the CO2 emitted from 225,407 barrels of oil consumed.
These savings were the equivalent of greenhouse gasses being avoided by over 33,950 tonnes of waste being recycled instead of going to landfill.