Our "Building as a Battery" platform entails a combination of “smart floors” linked with significantly smaller conventional HVAC equipment to produce a sustainable building solution. Pre-cast concrete slabs (known as “hollow core”) form an integral part of the design. Enabled ability to supercharge and release on demand heating and cooling in any climate is highly desirable in many buildings.
In short, dormant concrete when turned into "smart flooring" delivers multiple streams of value. As a result, the building will forevermore be able to leverage and activate its own dormant asset courtesy of its built-in smart design.
Even more attractive, the system employs a significantly reduced quantity of building materials and therefore costs the same or less to construct than conventional buildings. Resilience and Smart City ready buildings with long term benefit of reducing the overall carbon footprint makes business sense.
Supercharing in 3 easy steps
"Building as a Battery" platform leverages dormant asset - concrete floor. Strategic vision achieves change, relevance and predictable success. Intentionally storing free or low cost cooling at night makes business sense. It is achievable in 3 practical steps.
- During unoccupied hours, cool nighttime air is circulated through the "smart floor" to remove daytime absorbed heat and pre-cool the space for the next day.
- Off-peak pre-cooling strategy cools the building at night efficiently to reduce cooling and electric demand loads during peak hours
- During occupied hours, heat from internal loads is partially absorbed by the concrete slabs to keep the space cooler.