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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Commercial Heating Solutions out of 179
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The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 179 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 commercial heating startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 174 commercial heating solutions, get in touch.
Exergenics utilizes AI for Energy Optimization
Artificial Intelligence is being leveraged across industries to increase the efficiency of processes, remove human error, and completely automate processes. AI enables the energy industry to perform remote monitoring, predictive analytics, and predictive maintenance applications. In particular, AI is being used in commercial heating to drive cost savings and enable predictive maintenance, among other applications. For example, startups use AI to monitor the central heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) plant that is responsible for heating the entire building.
Australian startup Exergenics engineers AI to optimize commercial HVAC. PlantScore is Exergenics’ optimization engine that combines big data, AI, and digital twins to ensure peak performance of the heating system. Operational data, obtained from building management systems, trains advanced machine learning (ML) algorithms that build a working mathematical model of the heating system. Thereafter, the generation of a set of implementable controls optimizes the heating plant’s efficiency.
Komfort IQ deploys the Internet of Things (IoT) for Commercial HVAC
IoT allows control and maintenance staff, as well as management teams, to implement remote maintenance for machines, processes, and devices. In the case of commercial heating, the major challenge is inefficient heating and cooling. Besides being unsustainable, heating losses also increase overall business costs. IoT sensors play a vital role in detecting ambient temperature and humidity in a given room and maintaining energy-efficient heating in a commercial space. These sensors are small and calibrated based on the specific needs of an office. With most commercial spaces having stable internet connections, IoT integration is becoming more convenient.
US-based startup Komfort IQ utilizes IoT for optimizing commercial HVAC systems. Its MicroZone System combines wireless sensors with smart dampers in the vents to control airflow. The dampers are also motorized and installed in the ducts, opening and closing to control airflow into each office space. The advanced sensors monitor temperature, occupancy, and air quality in each room. Further, integrating the startup’s cloud-based management system with the MicroZone System optimizes airflow throughout the building.
Minibems enables Carbon Reduction in Heating Systems
Energy losses are harmful to the environment, leading to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. By optimizing heating systems, the overall dependence on carbon-based energy decreases, resulting in lower costs and sustainable heating. Startups devise techniques to reduce carbon dependency in heating by monitoring and controlling the usage of the heating system. For example, variable temperature control allows for need-based heating.
UK-based startup Minibems offers carbon reduction for heating systems. Minibems is a demand management system for complex heating systems that improve efficiency and enables fuel cost savings with the help of intelligent control and monitoring technology. It is a cloud-based platform that allows the configuration of software modules to hardware controllers leveraging weather compensated variable temperature control to drive heating efficiency. The startup also provides visibility into all aspects of the heat network to building managers and maintenance personnel.
Eavor Technologies develops Geothermal Heating Solutions
As renewable sources of energy become more efficient and cost-effective, they find applications in different sustainable processes. Energy companies are now utilizing geothermal, solar, and wind energy as the central source of plant power in commercial heating. With improvements in energy storage technology, decarbonization of heating systems becomes even more achievable. For example, startups integrate geothermal energy modules into commercial spaces to allow for cost-effective and sustainable heating.
Canadian startup Eavor Technologies provides geothermal heating solutions to businesses. The startup’s technology, Eavor-Loop, connects two vertical geothermal wells with horizontal multilateral wellbores to create a closed-buried pipe system. Moreover, the working fluid in Eavor-Loop is added at surface level and not supplied from a reservoir. Fluid circulation along the loop harvests geothermal heat which, in turn, heats commercial spaces. This heating system also produces zero emissions and the closed-loop system makes it globally scalable.
ThermoTerra designs Prefabricated Wall Technology for Heating
The use of heating devices, like heat exchangers, in commercial spaces is unsustainable and outdated because of heating losses, expensive heating systems, operational downtime, and more. Surface engineering solutions handle these challenges effectively. By developing technologies that allow heating to be decentralized, overall heating efficiency increases. Thus, startups develop technologies so that the walls facilitate heating across commercial spaces.
Israeli startup ThermoTerra engineers zero energy buildings using their SmartWall technology to regulate heat. SmartWall is an add-on to prefabricated walls, which creates personalized heating to balance temperature, humidity, and air quality. The technology utilizes active insulation and contains HumidityPower, an engineered absorption material packed inside the prefab wall. The material leverages atmospheric moisture and temperature to maintain ambient temperature. Additionally, a controller connects with environmental sensors to operate a structure of fans, ducts, and dampers.
Discover more Energy startups
Energy startups, such as the 5 examples highlighted in this report, focus on sustainable heating, HVAC sensor-based optimization, as well as novel heat insulation technologies. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing sustainable heating, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more energy technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Energy Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-mak