Scientific Conservation Inc. (SCI) has announced a global strategic alliance with Intel to improve energy use in large campuses, optimize data center cooling, and collaborate on technologies to improve the energy efficiency of IT-intensive workspaces. As part of the alliance between the two companies, Intel Capital, the global investment organization of Intel Corporation, has acquired an investment instrument in Scientific Conservation Inc.

SCI's technology, SCIwatch is an adaptive solution which can analyze multivariable inputs to predict an optimal result specific to a given environment. SCIwatch interfaces remotely with building energy management systems for automatic data collection, data warehousing, diagnostics, work order issuance and tracking, automated fault detection and predictive maintenance enabling ongoing commissioning of a building. SCIwatch has a proven track record optimizing HVAC systems around the world. This expertise, together with Intel's expertise in data center energy efficiency will be applied to the cooling challenges of data centers.

"We are delighted to collaborate with Intel to enable smarter energy grids and more sophisticated demand-side management. Intel is a global leader in the technologies that enable greater energy efficiency not only in IT equipment, but also in the facilities in which IT equipment resides," said Russ McMeekin, CEO, SCI.

"Intel is excited to collaborate with Scientific Conservation to help commercial building owners and occupants reduce their energy use," said Lorie Wigle, General Manager of Intel's Eco-Technology Program Office. "The combination of SCI's cloud-based artificial intelligence algorithms, and Intel's expertise in energy measurement and efficiency technologies, is a great example of smart energy solutions that are being brought to market through the Intel Open Energy Initiative.