Future Proofing the Commercial Sector

It is now commonly understood, that when it comes to energy-related direct and indirect emissions, buildings are responsible for over 35% according to the European Commission. The renovation of building stock is necessary to avoid obsolescence under upcoming regulations.

Owners and Landlords of Commercial properties are already exploring measures to secure the longevity of their buildings by improving their energy efficiency in line with regulations. Sustainability has for some time been a priority, with key personnel within organisations on the constant hunt to find new and inventive ways to improve energy efficiency within the sector. It is therefore likely that AI will become a region of exploration that will appear on 2023 agendas.

The pledges made by countries to address climate change and have a significant impact on CO2 emissions has been driven through the change in/introduction of regulations.

In the UK, our commercial property sector has the minimum energy efficiency standard (MEES), a regulation intended to help us reach Net Zero by 2050. So from 2027, if you own commercial properties, leasing this stock can only be done if minimum energy efficiency standards are met.

By automatically optimising (in real time) the HVAC in a commercial property, eliminating the often unnecessary overlap between heating, cooling and ventilation systems, our AI solutions reduce energy consumption and therefore utility costs whilst improving the indoor climate, thereby improving productivity and reducing sickness absence. The improvement in the energy efficiency is undeniable and enables a controlled methodology to achieve the carbon saving objectives within a portfolio, whilst having a significant impact on climate change responsibilities.

Modern AI based solutions like myCoreAI & AI-Lite are likely to attract even more attention the closer we get to deadlines, as the need for landlords to future proof their properties becomes more and more urgent.