BrainBox AI, a pioneer in autonomous decarbonization for the built environment, recently announced a strategic collaboration with Trane – by Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), a global climate innovator. The collaboration paves the way for the companies to create a one-of-a-kind solution that couples Trane’s cloud-based Tracer SC+ building automation system with BrainBox AI’s autonomous decarbonizing AI-tech to help Trane customers further reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) emissions and unlock operational cost savings.

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are responsible for 40% of building energy consumption, 30% of which is wasted. BrainBox AI and Trane’s joint efforts will help address this void by bringing to market unmatched decarbonization and energy efficiency technology, with a focus on existing HVAC systems of multi-site retailers across North America.

With BrainBox AI, Trane customers will have the opportunity to benefit from cloud-based optimization solutions that autonomously send real-time control commands to their HVAC systems. Factoring in weather forecasts, controls schedules and sequences, as well as occupancy patterns, these commands are based on the AI’s sophisticated predictions of each zone’s thermal behavior and ensures the HVAC equipment only runs when needed while ensuring occupant comfort.

“Trane is proud to collaborate with BrainBox AI on new solutions that will help our customers accelerate their decarbonization goals and contribute to a more sustainable future,” said Dave Molin, vice president, Product Management, Trane Technologies. “Trane and BrainBox AI are both deeply committed to advancing sustainable solutions through innovation. By combining Trane’s advanced building controls and HVAC systems with BrainBox AI’s autonomous decarbonizing technology, we can help our customers drastically reduce their carbon footprint and meet their business goals, while doing the right thing for the planet.”

“Our mission to better the built environment aligns with Trane’s own deep sustainability focus and bold actions to push the industry toward innovative, climate-friendly building solutions. Our relationship stands on the foundations of complementary technologies that deliver an upscaled layer of optimization and GHG reductions,” said Frank Sullivan, Chief Commercial Officer, BrainBox AI. “HVAC systems are one of the biggest contributors to total energy usage in commercial buildings. Together with Trane, we can further equip buildings around the world with the right tools to improve energy efficiency.”