This AI Pioneer Developed an Autonomous Real-time Cloud Connection for HVAC Systems
BrainBox AI Launched First of its Kind AI application for Niagara-based HVAC systems for Optimized Power Consumption
BrainBox AI is redefining autonomous building management in 2020. Now, using AI applications can reduce energy consumptions in buildings by up to 25%, without additional hardware or sensors. BrainBox AI solution autonomously optimizes existing Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) control systems for maximum impact on energy consumption.
A leader and pioneer in autonomous building technology, BrainBox AI launched a driver for the Niagara Framework, the first artificial intelligence (AI) application to utilize an autonomous real-time cloud connection to the platform. Today, the Niagara Framework is the leading open platform for the building automation market, with over 920,000 installations across the globe.
What BrainBox AI Does?
We have been investigating the role of AI and Machine Learning in HVAC systems.
BrainBox AI utilizes self-adapting artificial intelligence technology to improve HVAC performance by proactively optimizing the energy consumption of one of the largest climate change contributors: Buildings.
Its AI engine supports a self-operating building that requires no human intervention. Using deep learning, cloud-based computing, and our proprietary process, BrainBox AI solution autonomously optimizes existing Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) control systems for maximum impact on energy consumption.
Currently, BrainBox AI works in collaboration with research partners including the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to support both the AX and N4 versions of the Niagara Framework. With this native integration to the Niagara Framework, BrainBox AI aims to give more buildings access to its game-changing AI technology and the ability to significantly decrease energy consumption.
How AI Transforms HVAC Systems with Cloud Operations
The BrainBox AI driver enables building owners and operators to bring AI to Niagara-controlled HVAC systems, quickly and easily. BrainBox AI’s technology transforms HVAC systems from reactive to pre-emptive, using the sensors and equipment already in place within a building. Once fully optimized with BrainBox AI, an HVAC system can deliver up to a 25% reduction in total energy costs, 60% improvement in occupant comfort and 20-40% reduction in a building’s carbon footprint.
At the time of this announcement, Omar Tabba, Vice President of Products & Solutions at BrainBox AI said – “Using the BrainBox AI integration for the Niagara Framework enables building owners and managers to make their buildings fully autonomous, which improves occupant comfort, and reduces both energy spend and greenhouse gas emissions.”
Omar added, “With Niagara so prevalent in the built environment, this integration brings autonomous AI to the doorstep of hundreds of thousands of buildings worldwide and ushers in a new era of building automation.”
BrainBox AI is the first AI technology designed specifically for HVAC systems in commercial buildings. BrainBox AI’s solution leverages deep learning neural networks, cloud-based computing and algorithms, to predict a building’s thermal load and enables the HVAC system to operate autonomously, for maximum impact on energy consumption and occupant comfort.
Additional information on the BrainBox AI Driver for Niagara can be found on the Niagara Marketplace.
Created in 2017 with the goal of redefining building automation through artificial intelligence to be at the forefront of a green building revolution, BrainBox AI currently has a workforce of over 65 employees and supports real estate clients in numerous sectors, including office buildings, airports, hotels, multi-residential, long-term care facilities, grocery stores and commercial retail.