The November 11, 2022 report, prepared by ABB, delineates challenges and potential solutions in the building and real estate sector concerning decarbonization, energy efficiency, and return on investment (ROI). Highlighting that building construction and operations contribute to 38 percent of global energy-related CO2 emissions, the report advocates for effective management of these emissions. The report introduces an artificial intelligence (AI) solution, specifically BrainBox AI by ABB, aimed at managing CO2 emissions. BrainBox AI employs smart technologies to enhance energy efficiency in both new and existing buildings. The key takeaway emphasizes that implementing smart automation in buildings, coupled with AI technology, holds the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions and lower energy costs.

Keywords: Access Controls, Architecture/Engineering, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Climate Change, Construction/New Buildings, Energy Efficiency/Management, HVAC & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Lifts/Elevators, Post-COVID-19, Protocols/Standards

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