Applying AI to the Smart Building to Drive Energy Efficiency & Sustainability

10:45 - Wednesday 6th October 2021


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One of the largest contributors of a building’s energy consumption is its HVAC system, representsing 45% of commercial buildings’ energy usage of which 30% is usually wasted. Current HVAC systems are using and demanding more energy than required to maintain occupant comfort due to their reactive designs and lack of data integration.

Artificial Intelligence is being applied to buildings as part of the greater effort to drive sustainability and reduce the impact of the built environment on climate change. Artificial intelligence fed with augmented data sets, including historic building data, weather forecasts, utility tariff structures, and unit-specific energy consumption, is the key to turning static systems into pre-emptive ones without making any structural changes.

This brings together key stakeholders to discuss the decisions behind using AI, the impact the AI has had for tenants, the equipment and the property owners.

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Frank Sullivan

Chief Commercial Officer

BrainBox AI

Frank Sullivan leads all commercial activities including sales, key strategic partnerships and global business development initiatives.

Frank has over 25 years of sales and management experience and has held roles in national channel management, business development, and direct sales leadership in companies including Juniper Networks, Bell Business Markets, and Cisco Systems.

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Shane Deasy

Chief Executive Officer


Shane is the Co-Founder and CEO of smart building solutions company, CLEVERNET. Based in Dublin, Ireland, CLEVERNET uses the latest smart building technology and AI to measure and reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings.

Previously, Shane founded an Irish Wi-Fi business called Bitbuzz, which was sold to Virgin Media in December 2014. Shane has several Non-Executive Director roles and is the Vice- Chairman of the National Orthopaedic Hospital in Ireland.

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Andy Mazzcchelli

Energy and Sustainability Manager


Andy is the Energy and Sustainability Manager of Landsec, one of the UK's leading commercial property companies. He leads on driving down energy usage and carbon emissions across a 24 million sqft portfolio of office, retail and leisure buildings which forms a key part of Landsec’s Net Zero carbon strategy.

Before joining Landsec, Andy worked in energy and carbon consulting for seven years, delivering strategic solutions to reduce energy consumption n commercial buildings across multiple sectors.

Andy is a Chartered Energy Manager and holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.

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Paul Whittingham

Global Business Development Director of Digital Services

Schneider Electric

Paul is the Global Business Development Director of Digital Services for Schneider Electric.

He is responsible for development, deployment and expansion of Schneider Electric Digital service footprint within the Digital Energy Division. Paul has worked for Schneider Electric for 17 years in various roles including technical support services, country operations & business development

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