Pioneering Industry Innovations
If you’ve done your Connections reading, then you know that Syska Innovations (SI) is not just about innovation within Syska. The subsidiary also promotes innovation within the AEC industry overall. That’s why SI is a founding member of AEC Angels, an investment platform focused on developing technologies in the – you guessed it – AEC sector. Other founding members include Thornton Tomasetti, STO Building Group, and ShoP Architects.
We’re always talking about ways to combat climate change. One of the most effective methods is to adopt clean, low-emission heating. That’s exactly what the SmartWatt Boiler offers.
Cyrus Izzo, Syska co-president
Like SI, AEC Angels has been busy in recent months. For instance, the platform announced an investment in Enviro Power, a later-stage energy technology company that has developed the SmartWatt Boiler. AEC Angels considers the product a breakthrough because it generates close-to-zero-cost electricity, provides backup power, and potentially can lower electric bills for millions of buildings while improving grid resiliency and reducing carbon footprints. As Dan Nadav, CEO of Enviro Power, describes it, the boiler is essentially “a high-efficiency heating system with a power plant inside.”
“We’re always talking about ways to combat climate change,” says Syska co-president Cyrus Izzo. “One of the most effective methods is to adopt clean, low-emission heating. That’s exactly what the SmartWatt Boiler offers.” He adds that it is competitively priced, which should further increase demand.
The investment follows AEC Angels’ earlier investments in Rhumbix and OpenSpace. Rhumbix automates construction field reporting, and OpenSpace uses artificial intelligence to create 360-degree representations of construction sites. Both technologies increase efficiencies and improve workflows.
“Unfortunately, the AEC industry overall is not recognized for its embrace of innovation,” Cyrus points out. “AEC Angels is working hard to change perceptions while bringing truly groundbreaking products to market.”
If you’re as excited about AEC Angels as we are, then we have good news for you: You can now access updates directly on AEC Angels’ new website: www.aec-angels.com. Check it out!