Climy upgrades existing building management systems using AI, keeping occupants actively engaged in energy conservation.
Studies show that people in industrialised nations spend more than 90 per cent of their time indoors. Building use accounts for over 40 per cent of total primary energy consumption in the US and EU.
Great strides have been made in reducing energy consumption in buildings, using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) to manage heating, cooling and air quality. However, without the cooperation of building occupants, differing preferences in various locations may result in unnecessary power use.
Climy (formerly branded as Xigrid) upgrades existing building management systems by creating an AI interface between the control centre and the occupants of a building. A smartphone app allows the occupants to weigh in on the ambient conditions of their location. The control system can then respond by adjusting various energy-consuming processes, such as lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation, in a specific room or in a location within an open area.
Climy’s user-friendly app gives users feedback on how much CO2 they are saving, as well as the ability to request a “vote” from others at any time. This engagement fosters a collective effort to optimise energy savings as well as indoor comfort.
Climy’s AI interface reduces energy consumption in commercial and other buildings, with a corresponding reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
In addition, the app enables occupants to participate in indoor climate control, creating an environment of empowerment and well-being. This in turn improves physical and mental health, which leads to improved performance. These benefits also increase tenant retention.
The global smart building market was valued at nearly USD 6 billion in 2016, and is expected to reach roughly USD 62 billion by 2024.
Xigrid Technologies is in the final stages of testing Climy in a pilot project at Finland’s Aalto University, with implementation in the university’s campus buildings. Testing includes performance in various types of constructions, and with various types of building occupants and tenants. The pilot will be completed in September 2019. The commercial launch of Climy is scheduled for early 2020.
AI solution for making smart buildings more efficient
Improved health, well-being and tenant retention
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