Nomad Go’s AI technology could reduce building emissions by 30%

Nomad Go's vision sensor detects whether people are present in a commercial space before using data to warm, cool, and ventilate a room based on occupants. (Courtesy: Nomad Go)

Nomad Go’s new version of its HVAC solution is designed to help the real estate industry reduce CO2 emissions and energy costs by over 30% in buildings.

Nomad Go’s vision sensor detects whether people are present in a commercial space before using data to warm, cool, and ventilate a room based on occupants. (Courtesy: Nomad Go)

The computer vision technology uses the intelligent vision sensor IMX500, commercialized by Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation and Microsoft Azure AIR, to reduce the carbon footprint of physical spaces.

The technology was developed with support from the Co-Innovation Lab operated by Microsoft and Sony.

“It turns out the No. 1 emitter of greenhouse gas emission is not industry. It’s not transportation. It’s buildings,” Nomad Go CEO David Greschler said. “And this summer, with heatwaves and severe droughts, it feels like we’ve reached a tipping point with climate change. The urgency to launch this product is absolutely there.”

Commercial buildings are a leading producer of global CO2 emissions — 39% according to the United Nations Environment Program. Nomad Go’s vision sensor detects whether people are present in a commercial space before using data to warm, cool, and ventilate a room based on occupants.

The technology uses AI to analyze additional factors like how much sunlight a room receives.

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