Problem: Conventional building designs and actual consumption patterns vary, but the main function of the controls is to maintain temperature set point. by Jack Laken


AI data collected from thermostat is very valuable. It is many times more valuable than the cost of the device. Consumption patterns, weather and variable schedules can be optimized via AI. Introduction of Building as a Battery (BAAB)™ into new buildings makes them Smart City ready. 

Integrating AI leads to seamless transformation and optimized energy management infrastructure.

For years, many builders around the world fixated on CAPEX ( capital expense) economics. Lowering construction costs takes precedence over long-term savings offered to building occupants. In spite of the fact that the BOMA maintenance factor over 25 years is 3X higher than the construction costs, many builders pass higher maintenance costs to tenants.

Yet, what if developers could do BOTH?

Enabling a dormant real estate asset such as concrete floors is the key, unlocking a low cost, rechargeable thermal energy battery in both heating and cooling modes. Using Building as a Battery (BAAB)™ reduces HVAC costs and complexity providing value streams in social, economic and environmental benefits.

Investing in AI driven energy efficiency solutions using (BAAB)™ lowers 25 years OPEX ( operating expense) factor to 1.8X.

All without adding cost to construct.

Result: builders future proof real estate assets and occupants win with Eco friendly real estate!

Innovation Right Under Our Feet by Jack Laken

Why Concrete should be the Foundation for Every Building.

Concrete has a long and healthy history, from the Egyptian pyramids to the Colosseum, this material has withstood the test of time. Concrete does not rust, rot, or burn, doubling or even tripling the life span of most building materials.

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Redefining the “Smart” Home by Jack Laken

In our quest for advancement, technology is often at the forefront. We have systems that predict and control virtually everything from our heating to our lights to our water.  In the attempt to advance our homes and lives, we gravitate towards the latest and greatest- the best phone, latest security system, and energy conserving appliances. We are quick to discard the old, and have in turn, become an extremely disposable society increasing landfill waste and our environmental footprint.

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What is a Healthier Building? by Jack Laken

Green buildings have become the new buzz word, with several companies focusing on strategies that will reduce energy costs while preserving the environment.  As the push for net zero buildings continues to increase, the conversation has evolved to consider not only how these buildings are better for the environment, but for our overall health.  Residents and employees want to have an indoor space that is not only green, but comfortable.

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