BrainBox AI launches AI building technology in the UK & Ireland
BrainBox AI, a specialist in autonomous building technology, has launched an AI-powered solution in the UK and Irish commercial real estate markets.
BrainBox AI is currently implementing its technology in 10 buildings, representing over 1,000,000 sq ft of commercial real estate across the two countries, with rapid expansion planned over the course of the next few months.
BrainBox AI offers a unique technology combining deep learning and cloud-based computing algorithms to support a 24/7 self-operating building. By using artificial intelligence (AI) to predict a building’s thermal load, BrainBox AI’s technology enables the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system in a building to operate autonomously, in real-time. This produces a saving in total energy costs of up to 25 per cent which is achievable in fewer than 3 months, a 20-40 per cent reduction in carbon footprint and a 60 per cent increase in occupant comfort. Building operators can also see a 50 per cent improvement in HVAC-related operations and maintenance costs.
“Heating and cooling represent 45 per cent of the energy used in commercial real estate and traditional HVAC systems are reaching the limit of how that use can be optimised,” says Sam Ramadori, Chief Operating Officer of BrainBox AI. “With cost control and environmental concerns at an all-time high, we need to embrace new ways of reducing the energy footprint that commercial real estate has. It is exciting to see how autonomous artificial intelligence is creating entirely new approaches to delivering material energy savings. Expanding into the UK and Ireland will allow BrainBox AI to help more real estate operators better manage building energy consumption and costs.”
BrainBox AI’s market entry into the UK & Ireland sees its technology rolled out to ten launch customers, supported by its European resale partner, CLEVERNET. One of these customers is Henderson Park Capital who is looking for new and innovative ways of optimising the operational efficiency and sustainability of their buildings.
AI-powered autonomous buildings represent disruptive innovation that enables significant energy savings. This is achieved by adding an extra layer of intelligence to existing HVAC control systems and enabling building managers to move from being reactive to pre-emptive in the way HVAC systems operate. This sort of responsive building control is especially important for owners and operators of commercial real estate as everyone adapts to new ways of working and using buildings, owing to the impact of the global pandemic.
Since launch in May 2019, BrainBox AI has installed its self-learning technology in over 30 million square feet of commercial properties, across four continents. The company has gained significant traction in its home market of Canada, expanded into the United States and is now scaling its international operations across Europe and APAC.