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Autonomous Buildings: How One Montreal AI Company is at the Forefront of the Green Building Revolution

Posted by BrainBox AI on Feb 13, 2020 5:06:15 PM

By Jean-Simon Venne, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder at BrainBox AI

 

The real estate sector is a major energy user. According to the 2018 World Economic Forum CRE Sustainability Report, it uses more energy than any other sector and is a growing contributor to CO2 emissions. 

[Real estate] consumes over 40% of global energy annually; 20% of total global greenhouse gas emissions originate from buildings; and there is a projected 56% increase in building CO2 emissions by 2030.

That impact is only set to increase. By 2060, the number of buildings worldwide will have doubled.

But that also means there’s a major opportunity to improve.

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Topics: Energy efficiency, Built environment

Using Artificial Intelligence to Optimize the Flow of Energy Through the Built Environment

Posted by BrainBox AI on Feb 13, 2020 5:00:53 PM

Energy efficiency is a vast and largely untapped energy resource contained within our built environments that is key to meeting our future global energy needs. For over a decade, energy professionals have been talking about this hidden resource and about the magnitude of the potential energy savings for owners of commercial retail spaces, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, and many other conditioned spaces.

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Topics: Energy efficiency, Built environment

Understanding Energy Efficiency as a Dynamic Resource In the Built Environment

Posted by BrainBox AI on Feb 13, 2020 4:55:22 PM

Effectively managing the thermal equilibrium of a building using dynamic modulation is a complex process that requires continuously optimizing energy flow to ensure occupant comfort and maximum energy efficiency. The first steps towards maintaining a building at equilibrium are to calculate its energy leak rate and determine the ideal HVAC system settings to ensure optimal levels for the power-to-thermal load relationship.

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Topics: Energy efficiency, Built environment