BrainBox AI Partners with Skyfii for Energy Savings in Commercial Real Estate


BrainBox AI, has partnered with Skyfii (ASX:SKF) to optimize their occupancy data to drive energy savings through the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system in a building to operate autonomously, in real time, generating up to a 25% reduction in total energy costs, 20-40% reduction in carbon footprint and 60% increase in occupant comfort.

“Skyfii is pleased to announce its technology partnership with BrainBox AI. Now more than ever building owners and operators are looking for ways to improve the performance and efficiency of their buildings,” commented John Rankin, Chief Operating Officer at Skyfii. “By utilizing Skyfii’s OccupancyNow™ tool and the direct integration with BrainBox AI, building owners can now measure occupancy of their building in real-time to drive greater efficiency and reductions in energy consumption.”

BrainBox AI’s drives it decision-making based on data coming from existing building systems (e.g. BMS, access control systems) and third-party sources (e.g. weather, utility tariff structures, occupancy).

“Artificial intelligence is powered by high quality data; the more data an engine such as BrainBox AI’s can receive, the more precise it will be in the actions it takes to save energy and improve occupant comfort,” shared Jean-Simon Venne, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at BrainBox AI. “The addition of Skyfii’s historical and real-time occupancy data is expected to improve the results generated by our technology.”

The first beneficiary of this partnership will be AMP Capital, who announced in October 2020 the deployment of BrainBox AI’s artificial intelligence technology throughout its entire real estate portfolio. AMP Capital who has deployed Skyfii’s visitor intelligence tools in a handful of its retail facilities, will be leveraging its investment by utilizing this occupancy tracking and pattern data to improve the decision-making made by the BrainBox AI engine, which is expected to lead to higher energy savings and a reduced carbon footprint. AMP Capital’s Macquarie Centre, a 135,000 sq. m. shopping mall, located in northwest Sydney in NSW, will be the first site to benefit from the cutting-age technology partnership.

“AMP Capital is consistently looking to improve our customer experience, reduce building operating costs, and decrease emissions across our portfolio,” expressed Daniel Lepore, Head of Asset Technology at AMP Capital. “The out-of-the-box integration between Skyfii and BrainBox AI forms part of our PropTech ecosystem allowing us to drive those efforts further and we’re proud to be the first portfolio in the Asia-Pacific region to benefit.”