Using Artificial Intelligence to Access Free Energy via an Existing BMS System
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Artificial Intelligence for optimized control of automation systems has arrived in North America and is proving to reduce energy consumption by 20-40% by taking advantage of a buildings’ free energy. These results are achieved by letting the building’s technical installations work with the laws of nature to store the free heat and cold that would otherwise have been “discarded”. These software solutions interface to almost any existing building management system and work with the building’s inertia to significantly reduce energy consumption in real-time.
This session will take viewers on a virtual tour of an active building (a BOMA Best, Gold Certified Building) that is utilizing a dynamic AI system to harness a building’s thermodynamic functions to reduce energy consumption and even create a more balanced internal climate. The tour will address research history and principles behind thermal inertia, traditional control systems versus dynamically controlled systems, benefits of partitioning a building into zones, time constants, weather influence and other known heat loads, and how all of these attributes contribute to reducing energy consumption by effectively controlling a property that already has “intelligence” built right into the building fabric. Participants will leave the session asking how much free energy is stored in their building.
Tobias Janes is Director of Technical Solutions for Ecopilot Canada / USA overseeing the technical install, management and support of Ecopilot’s AI solution across North America. His extensive background in IT management for companies such as MOBIA Technology Innovations and Mitsubishi led him to his passion for energy efficiency and accreditation as a Certified Energy Manager. Tobias is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers and the Atlantic Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council. He resides with his wife, Arin, and fur baby, Lola, in Wellington.
Jennie King is Ecopilot®’s Director of Sales and Marketing responsible for bringing Ecopilot to the North American stage – and thankfully with CEO stints serving the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo and Neptune Theatre, she has some experience in staging good product. For almost a decade, Jennie also ran sales and communications for tech start up Satlantic Inc, an advanced ocean technology company. Her move to the energy sector is fueled by her desire to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. Jennie resides in Cow Bay with her husband, Marty, and kids, Ozzie and Genevieve.