A mobile app reduced the cost to operate the Empire State Building by more than $800,000 per year. The app, provided by Cortex Building Intelligence, helps engineers operate the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems more precisely — without compromising tenant satisfaction.
By using the Cortex app, engineers at the Empire State Building have been able to operate HVAC systems more precisely. The substantial reduction in energy usage at the Empire State Building has translated into an $800,000 decrease in the building’s annual operating costs – all without compromising tenant satisfaction.
Bryan Bennett also emphasized the benefits of family-friendly policies to his talent strategy. He’s the founder of Washington, DC-based Cortex, a SAAS startup offering technical solutions which, though monitoring and analysis, save office buildings energy and money. Within three months, he’d both launched the company and become a father. Now a father to two energetic boys, Bryan feels his own parenthood was a massive advantage for his organization, because “from the start we had built-in norms, processes, and tools” that emphasized both professional and personal development.
As part of our Sidewalk Talk Idea Tour on Energy Efficient Neighborhoods (12/13/17), Bryan Bennett, the founder and CEO of Cortex, an app that applies machine-learning algorithms to Building Management Systems and meter data, addressed the lessons he's learned creating an accessible interface that makes commercial building data manageable, and actionable, for operators.
Last year, developer Savanna employed Cortex Intel, which provides building engineers with an app that helps them operate complex HVAC systems more efficiently, at 110 William Street. This helped the developer reduce annual operating costs by $250,000, according to a Savanna release. Now the developer is looking for further tech opportunities.
The Woolworth Building, 110 William Street and 277 Park Avenue use the mobile app to reduce energy consumption and to save money.
Mobile app for engineers sharply reduces operating costs, improves sustainability and tenant service by enabling real-time, data-based decisions for building systems