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What if buildings were proactive?

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What if buildings were proactive?

Example: Say the weather is going to suddenly shift from 39 degrees at 7 am to 60 degrees at noon. Typically, the building's heating system would run non-stop cycles of heat all morning, then suddenly turn off once the outside temperature hit 55 degrees.

But because the weather is warming up quickly while the heat is running non-stop inside, the building ends up getting incredibly hot (too hot!). The result is that tenants open their windows to cool their apartments off.

It’s a lose/lose. The building wastes energy, and tenants are less comfortable. All because the building only knows what the temperature outside is right now instead of where it’s going.

This doesn’t have to be the case anymore.

Smart controls employ a system of indoor temperature sensors linked to software that can look at the future weather and make predictions to manage the building smarter.

In fact, the building will even adjust the systems itself.

Smart controls like Runwise look ahead 12 hours and proactively prepare a building for an incoming weather change. Then, dynamically react based on how the actual indoor temperatures are changing.

Imagine trying to get a rocket to Mars by pointing your finger roughly in the direction, launching, and never looking back. If you want to actually get to Mars - or help keep tenants happy and reduce carbon emissions at scale (buildings that use Runwise reduce their fossil fuel emissions by 20%), you need to be proactive and responsive.