by Brianna Crandall — August 9, 2019 — Aquicore, a commercial real estate (CRE) software company with an all-in-one operations platform of the same name, recently released “Automatic Diagnostics,” a new machine learning tool heralding the next generation of diagnostics for building operations issues, available through the company’s comprehensive building performance optimization platform. Built from decades of crowdsourced knowledge consisting of the most important issues and optimizations that buildings of all sizes encounter, the intuitive platform is designed to accurately identify potential problems in buildings’ operation systems that would normally go unnoticed.
Aquicore all-in-one operations platform
The Aquicore Internet of Things (IoT)-driven smart asset operations platform is an all-in-one solution for commercial real estate operations and performance optimization. Built from the ground up as a portfolio-wide solution, the cloud-based platform tracks, analyzes and predicts building and energy data in real time to unlock actionable insights, streamlining overall business operations and increasing property value and operating incomes.
With self-installable IoT sensors, Aquicore can reportedly be implemented in a matter of days rather than the typical months.
New Automatic Diagnostics feature
The new Automatic Diagnostics feature presents potential issues in a meaningful way so that time-crunched building engineers, property managers and facilities managers (FMs) can take action, resulting in lower operational costs, increased energy efficiency and a boost in overall asset value and performance across a portfolio.
Fully integrated with Aquicore’s cloud-based, IoT-driven platform, Automatic Diagnostics is Aquicore’s machine learning feature that detects usage anomalies from a building’s energy curve and alerts the appropriate building staff in real time.
For building engineers, the tool identifies possible issues that could impact building operations, such as late shutdowns or equipment cycling overnight, which are often overlooked without quarterly or weekly human-intensive energy reviews, notes the company.
Once a problem is accurately identified, Automatic Diagnostics calculates the potential costs associated with the problem and sends a financial impact report to managers and owners, enabling them to make faster, more informed decisions.
Key benefits of Automatic Diagnostics include:
- Actionable Data — Aquicore’s new machine learning capability monitors, identifies and flags building equipment issues in real time. Users are encouraged to review and take action on diagnostic findings to better train the machine learning model for future occurrences. If, by chance, a diagnostic is not accurate, a user can reclassify the anomaly for future diagnostics.
- Enhanced Activity Feed — The new interface enables users to view context, review and approve anomalies and respond to internal messages in one central location. Within the activity feed, users can set up alerts associated with detected anomalies and classify various levels of concern for each building.
- Real-Time Reporting — Automatic diagnostics and potential savings reports can be instantly viewed or exported to Excel directly from Aquicore’s platform. Both the activity feed and diagnostic reports are accessible via Aquicore’s online platform and through the mobile app.
Mike Donovan, senior vice president of product at Aquicore, pointed out that facilities professionals are looking for more intuitive tools that save time and don’t require data expertise to help them better manage and operate their buildings efficiently. He noted that Aquicore is always developing new features to “seamlessly monitor, analyze and improve operational performance for all types of buildings.”
For more information about the Aquicore platform or the new Automatic Diagnostics feature, visit the company’s website. The platform is currently deployed at more than 700 office buildings nationwide, including the John Hancock Tower, Salesforce Tower, National Press Building, Promenade and NASCAR Plaza. Aquicore’s clients include Cushman & Wakefield, JBG Smith, Lincoln Property Company, MRP Realty, Under Armour, Facebook, and The World Bank.