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Sustainability Solution

Increase your asset value and reach your decarbonization goals with our machine-learning building sustainability platform.

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Decarbonization Without Disruption

Our machine-learning platform provides the fastest, easiest, and most cost-effective path to decarbonize your office buildings and increase asset value. Empower your building operators with real-time recommendations to optimize existing equipment and reduce asset-specific operating expenses without needing to invest in expensive equipment or other major capital expenditures. Learn how Cortex can help you reach your goals with a custom plan for your portfolio today.

Save on Energy Costs

Our platform uses the thousands of data points from each building to increase energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and cut costs without compromising tenant comfort.

Increase Asset Value

Increase the value of the assets in your portfolio by drastically reducing operating costs and increasing NOI, while improving sustainability at the same time. 

Meet Your Investor’s ESG Goals

Over 60% of investors have made decarbonization part of their investment strategy. Meet their goals faster, without needing to invest in new expensive systems or equipment.

Making A Difference for Our Clients’ Bottom Line

“This technology, which cost pennies per square foot to deploy, created $5,000,000 in value for us in a single investment.”

– Nick Bienstock, Managing Partner of Savanna

Savanna, a series of real estate investment funds with millions of square feet throughout New York City, turned to Cortex when they needed to reduce operating cost and increase asset value, meet the sustainability expectations of their investors, and fulfill the requirements of Local Law 97. After deploying our machine learning platform in just one building, Managing Partner Nick Bienstock quickly recognized that the “sustainability and economic benefits are shockingly large.”

With approximately $250,000 per year in savings in this one building, Bienstock reported that, because office buildings in New York sell at 5-cap, the $250,000 in incremental NOI is valued at $5,000,000 when the building is sold.

Savanna has now deployed Cortex widely across their portfolio as a trusted partner in increasing asset value by reducing operating costs, improving GRESB scores, and reaching the sustainability goals of both Local Law 97 and their investors.

Learn how we can help you do the same through a free custom plan for your portfolio.

Avoid Major CapEx Investments

Our platform allows your buildings to reduce costs and avoid major regulatory fines without having to upgrade equipment or invest capital into a hardware-based sustainability plan. Cortex does the heavy lifting for you in helping you reach both your ESG and your economic goals, so you can focus on what matters most to you.

22.5K

tons of CO2 Reduced per Year

5X

of Average Fees Saved

55M

Square Feet Covered Across North America

95%

Retention From our Clients

Increase Asset Value By Reducing Cost and Carbon Emissions Across Your Portfolio

Commercial buildings are responsible for 45% of all carbon emissions. Regulators and CRE investors are responding with penalties and investment strategies that could result in millions of dollars in fines and lost investments. This is why we have developed our machine-learning platform — the fastest, easiest, and most cost-effective path for your office buildings to increase asset value, reach your sustainability goals, and reduce operation costs, without needing to invest in expensive equipment or other capital expenditures.

Your First Steps to Decarbonizing Your Office Buildings

From data processed by your BMS to hyper-local weather insight and more, we use thousands of data points your buildings are already collecting to optimize your operations, leading to a significant reduction of carbon emissions and operating costs. When you work with our machine-learning platform, you’ll also eliminate the need to invest in new equipment to reach your ESG goals and increase your asset value. Find out how we can help you reach your goals through a free custom plan for your portfolio today.

Our Cortex Community

Approximately 95% of Cortex clients believe in our mission and recognize the value of our platform – and renew their subscription year after year.

The Cortex installation and customer success teams did a flawless job getting the system up and running in one of the most demanding environments in the industry. Early results are both positive and promising.

Paul Rode Head of US Engineering at Tishman Speyer

Not only have we found Cortex to be extremely cost effective, but its environmental and sustainability benefits are also shockingly large. Having Cortex in place at our properties certainly gives us a valuable jump start as far as the steps we need to take to meet the new emissions requirements in New York.

Nick Bienstock Savana

Cortex is poised to change the game for commercial building operators and the climate industry in general. I could not be more proud or excited to be supporting the Cortex team in that journey.

Dan Malven 4490 Ventures Managing Director

Building Analytics capabilities like Cortex are a powerful complement to broader sustainability strategies. The software provides immediate efficiency gains by helping engineers more precisely manage existing equipment and provides actionable insights that are very easy for building engineers to implement, resulting in measurable savings.

Dana Robins Schneider a Senior Vice President at Empire State Realty Trust

Frequently Asked Questions

How Soon Do I Start Seeing Payback on My Investment in Cortex?

Because we use your existing equipment and data, you should start seeing results as soon as the system is set up, usually within three- to six- months. Most customers report that their savings are twice their fees in year one, and five times their fees by year three.

Do We Need to Purchase Additional Sensors or Replace Any of Our Existing HVAC Equipment?

No, there are no required upgrades to your equipment required and need to invest in any additional sensors to use Cortex. We have spent nearly a decade building a platform that learns the intricacies of your existing equipment in order to empower your engineers with the insight and recommendations they need to get the most out of the equipment you already have. This means no disrupting operations, and no huge capital investments for new equipment, hardware, or sensors required. The first step to saving energy and operation costs starts with optimizing the systems you already have in place, rather than investing in expensive, new systems.

How Can Cortex Help Me Ensure Tenant Comfort?

Your building systems provide thousands of data points that are unused. Our platform gives your building operations access to that data, and makes real-time recommendations to keep floors the right temperature for tenants while reducing the amount of energy needed to maintain that temperature. If there is a problem with one of your sensors, Cortex can help your engineers identify the problem before tenants complain.

Do you track GRESB score improvements?

While GRESB is not something incorporated directly into the Cortex platform at this time, we pride ourselves on the personalized experience our dedicated customer success team, led by industry expert and experienced engineer Don Kasper, provides our customers. If your success is dependent upon tracking certain metrics or working within specific reporting, we’ll work with you closely to develop a plan custom to the results you need to show. Either way, we’ve got you covered.

What Reports Are Provided by Cortex?

Cortex provides automated usage, cost, and energy savings reports to users each month, as well as executive summary reports to visualize your savings over time. These reports are accessible in the Cortex dashboard anytime, and your dedicated customer success team will schedule time at your convenience to review results with you personally on a regular basis.

Why Cortex?

Our platform is your first step and most important step to decarbonization. It is the fastest, easiest, and most cost-effective method to reach your ESG goals in comparison to traditional capital expenditures. Cortex will provide you with the opportunity to reduce carbon emissions and operating costs while increasing NOI and asset value, without compromising the tenant experience or disrupting your current operations.

Ready to Save Costs, Increase Asset Value, and Reduce Carbon Emissions?

Sure, we already help our clients reduce over 22.5k tons of carbon each year, but what can Cortex do for you? Find out for yourself by filling out the form below, and our team of CRE sustainability experts will create a custom plan for your portfolio.