EcoPilot Canada has awarded Crombie REIT’s Cogswell Tower with its Carbon Crusader Award. The award acknowledges a company’s contribution to greenhouse gas emission reduction.
In celebration of National Energy Efficiency Day, EcoPilot released the year-one energy savings results on behalf of the 14-storey office building located in Halifax.
In August 2018, Cogswell Tower became the first commercial building in North America to integrate and control its building management system using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, Ecopilot.
“AI is a big step to a smarter building and we’re thrilled that EcoPilot Canada is helping to make a major impact on our environmental stewardship,” says Dan Bourque, Crombie’s director of operations, Atlantic in the company’s press release.
Cogswell Tower has reported combined HVAC energy savings of 26.54 per cent, cost savings of 24.29 per cent, estimated ROI of 1.96 years, and marked improvements in tenant comfort. The office building has also reduced consumption by 1,248,478 eKWh; exceeding their annual goal for the entire campus.
“Our technology can play a crucial role in significantly reducing a property’s energy consumption and carbon footprint,” says Dean Shea, President of EcoPilot Canada / USA. “We’re excited to support Crombie REIT in their sustainability goal,” Shea adds.
The award will be presented at BOMA Nova Scotia’s Market Update Lunch, taking place on October 24, 2019, in Halifax.