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BrainBox AI unveils autonomous decarbonization suite

June 7, 2023
BrainBox AI’s autonomous decarbonization solution directly addresses the 38% of GHG emitted annually by commercial buildings by measuring, reducing, and offsetting them, supporting building owners in their journeys to net zero.

BrainBox AI has launched its Autonomous Decarbonization product suite to help the building industry mitigate climate change. The Montreal-based tech company created the suite as an end-to-end sustainability platform for commercial and retail real estate portfolio owners seeking an AI-driven emissions reduction solution for their decarbonization journey.

BrainBox AI’s autonomous decarbonization solution addresses the 38% of global greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted annually by commercial buildings by measuring, reducing, and offsetting them, thereby helping building owners achieve net zero and carbon neutrality. It uses deep learning, cloud computing, and custom algorithms to empower building owners to reduce their scope 1 and 2 emissions while decreasing energy costs.

“Your building is currently emitting 30% more GHG emissions than it should,” said BrainBox AI CEO Sam Ramadori in a press release. “That stat is scary but solvable. Our new solution suite not only grants commercial and retail real estate owners the capability to measure their emissions, but autonomously implements optimization strategies that can reduce emissions by up to 40%.”

BrainBox AI’s three-part Autonomous Decarbonization suite launches a continuous AI-powered measurement and decarbonization system that helps unlock a building’s potential for emission reductions.

Measure: Generate a full scope 1 & 2, audit-grade GHG assessment powered by building data and trusted emissions factors, enabling the identification of operational inefficiencies. In addition, BrainBox AI's individual building analysis compares a specific building’s energy usage intensity (EUI) to other comparable buildings and demonstrates its energy and emissions reduction potential.

Reduce: Layer autonomous AI-technology onto existing HVAC systems. BrainBox AI learns, modulates, and optimizes building HVAC systems resulting in a reduction of operational carbon emissions by up to 40% and a decrease in energy costs by up to 25%.

Offset: Access high-quality carbon credits through a voluntary market. The virtual marketplace supports multiple types of options like carbon-capture technology, nature-based solutions, and renewable energy projects, giving BrainBox AI clients the ability to make customized carbon credit purchases with key insights on the quality of the projects that are available.

While the deployment of each part of the suite can be done independently, BrainBox AI says that the adoption of the three maximizes emissions reduction impact and enables the successful execution of a decarbonization program. “With this new product category, not only can we autonomously reduce carbon emissions using our AI technology, but we can also offer the tools to accurately and precisely measure where operational optimization can take place and offer clients a solution to explore and take part in the voluntary carbon markets—all in one platform,” said chief product officer Omar Tabba in the same release.

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Lauren Brant | Buildings Editor

Lauren Brant is the editor of Buildings. She is an award-winning editor and reporter whose work appeared in daily and weekly newspapers. In 2020, the weekly newspaper won the Rhoades Family Weekly Print Sweepstakes  — the division winner across the state's weekly newspapers. Lauren was also awarded the top feature photo across Class A papers. She holds a B.A. in journalism and media communications from Colorado State University - Fort Collins and a M.S. in organizational management from Chadron State College.

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