Canadian autonomous building tech company BrainBox AI announced a partnership with KMC Controls, a manufacturer of building automation and technology solutions.
Under the partnership, both new and existing KMC system integrators now have access to BrainBox AI’s predictive cloud-based artificial intelligence, which optimizes energy savings, increases operational efficiencies, extends equipment life and maximizes occupancy comfort, the Canadian firm said.
KMC Controls is a privately held control manufacturer in the United States, having designed and manufactured heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) control system products and building automation systems since 1969. Over the last seven years, KMC has developed the KMC Commander, an Intel Market Ready Solution and Smart Building Platform for commercial buildings of any size. Now, as part of the KMC Commander ecosystem, BrainBox AI can begin ingesting a building’s data more easily, learning its performance and behaviors, and proactively applying its AI-based changes to the system faster than ever beforem the firm added.
Frank Sullivan, chief commercial officer at BrainBox AI, said: “Now more than ever, it’s crucial for buildings to decrease their carbon footprint. By combining that goal with a significant reduction in energy costs, BrainBox AI is helping prepare the commercial real estate industry for a greener future without a large capital commitment.”
“Partnering with BrainBox AI is just the beginning of what I hope to be a deeper integration between BrainBox AI and KMC Controls in the future,” said Richard Newberry, CEO of KMC Controls. “We believe collaboration is the best way forward for Smart Buildings and IoT, and working with Brainbox AI to bring some of the latest automated energy efficiency technologies to our customer base only further demonstrates our joint commitments to interoperability and the democratization of data.”
BrainBox AI noted that its deep learning software produces a saving in total energy costs of up to 25%, a 20 – 40% reduction in carbon footprint and a 60% increase in occupant comfort. Building operators can also see up to a 50% extension in the service life of the HVAC equipment.
Earlier this year, BrainBox AI announced the launch of its Real Estate Energy Savings Calculator. The firm noted that the calculator and accompanying assessment give building owners and managers an immediate estimate of the energy savings that can be achieved by installing BrainBox AI’s technology. The calculator considers factors like building type and annual utility cost, illustrating the positive financial and environmental impact that BrainBox AI’s automation can have on a commercial building.