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AI technology redefines building automation
The patent-pending technology enables energy savings up to 35% in less than three months.
to pre-emptive in the way these HVAC systems are managed.”
In its pre-commercialization installations, BrainBox AI has demonstrated it can enable a 25-35% reduction in a building's total energy costs in less than 3 months, and requires low to no up-front CapEx from property owners.
Neely said it also improves occupant comfort by 60% and decreases the carbon footprint of a building by 20-40%.
The system simultaneously delivers predictive HVAC maintenance capabilities including an easy-to-understand diagnostics dashboard that informs building managers ahead of time if a ser- vice issue is imminent, saving time and money. HVAC systems account for more than 50% of the total energy usage in commercial buildings and BrainBox AI sets out to address this challenge.
The company's CFO, Jean-Simon Venne, said the product seamlessly integrates into a building's existing HVAC system in less than half a day.
“The end result is a 24/7, self-operating build- ing that requires no human intervention, func- tions at optimal efficiency, and ensures maxi- mum comfort,” he said.
Created in 2017, BrainBox AI is headquartered in Montreal and has a workforce of 20 employees. Research firm Markets and Markets said the building automation system market is growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate
(CAGR) of 10.12%.
It is expected to grow from $US75 billion in
2019 to $US121.5 billion by 2024.
Driving this growth is a rise in the adoption of
automated security systems in buildings, the de- velopment of wireless protocols and wireless sen- sor network technology for BAS, and rapid pene- tration of IoT in building automation systems.
BRAINBOX AI HAS launched patent-pending technology which combines deep learning, cloud-based computing and algorithms to sup- port a 24/7 self-operating building.
BrainBox AI is the first artificial intelligence (AI) technology designed specifically for Heat- ing, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems (HVAC) in commercial buildings. The aim is to redefine building automation and be at the fore- front of the green building revolution.
The solution leverages AI to predict a build- ing's thermal load and enables the HVAC system
to operate autonomously, in real-time, leading to significant energy and cost savings, a reduction in its carbon footprint and increased occupant comfort, all in less than 3 months, according to the company's CEO, Sean Neely.
"AI-powered autonomous buildings are the next disruptive innovation that will enable sig- nificant energy savings in the real estate space," Neely said.
"BrainBox AI adds an extra layer of intelli- gence to the existing HVAC control system and enables buildings to move from being reactive
Heatcraft rebrands as Kirby
HEATCRAFT HAS ANNOUNCED a new trading name and logo as part of an Australia-wide rebrand. The Heatcraft business will now be known
as Kirby.
The rebrand is an evolution of the acquisition
of Heatcraft Australia by Beijer Ref in April 2018. The new logo Kirby - A Beijer Ref Company, unifies the business with the global Beijer Ref Group and carries forward the heritage of the Kirby brand, established in Australia since 1924. Heatcraft has been a leading force in the in- dustry since 2004. It built its success on a foun- dation of product innovation and the strength of
its people from the merger of the former Kirby and Lovelocks wholesale businesses to today.
As a Beijer Ref Company, Kirby will continue its commitment to quality and innovation, mak- ing the appropriate investments to expand capa- bility and increase total market share, the com- pany said in a statement.
“As one of the largest refrigeration wholesalers in Australia, Kirby will continue to service its customers through its distribution network of over 60 outlets,” the statement said.
“Over the coming 12 months, all Heatcraft store fronts will undergo a rebrand to Kirby. The
new Kirby business will continue to operate alongside the Group’s Beijer Ref Australia opera- tion as two independent businesses.”
Kirby will continue to distribute and promote its exclusive brands including Kirby Refrigera- tion Equipment, Lennox HVAC Equipment, Gas- 2Go and smart@ccess alongside the extensive range of other leading brands.

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