of global carbon dioxide emissions comes from urban areas1
Creating more sustainable buildings
Discover data-driven technologies for monitoring and managing carbon, water, and waste in buildings—from stores to stadiums to office complexes—to turn inefficiencies into opportunities to reduce environmental impact.
Accelerating sustainability in smart places
With the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), we can optimize the way buildings, campuses, and cities consume and deliver resources and create efficiencies that benefit organizations and the planet.
The environmental impact of today’s buildings and cities
As dense and active places, buildings and cities are significant contributors to our climate crisis.
Optimize energy management and reduce carbon emissions
Use predictive monitoring to help manage equipment performance and energy consumption and explore grid-interactive, efficient buildings and infrastructure.
Fine-tuning systems and equipment with virtual models
Brookfield Properties digitized a new building using Azure Digital Twins to better manage equipment and energy use.
Cutting city energy costs with smart street lights
Smart lighting in the City of Gandía reduced annual energy consumption by 66 percent and carbon emissions by 2,723 tons.
Drive smart water use
Remotely monitor water quality to reduce costs and meet health and safety standards. Track and control water flow to reduce consumption.
Saving water without sacrificing quality
Digital water solutions helped Marriott save 3.34 billion liters of water annually while maintaining guest satisfaction, generating significant energy savings, and reducing waste.
Reduce waste and improve waste management
Smart digital solutions can facilitate repurposing and recycling and also help monitor waste bins, maximize efficient solid waste collection, and deliver on advanced waste containment scenarios.
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1 "Microsoft.EY Sustainability Executive Playbook," Microsoft
2 “2020 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction,” UN Environment Programme
3 “Smart Cities Marketplace,” European Commission
4 “Artificial Intelligence Can Prevent Enormous Amounts Of Damage And Water Loss From Building Leaks,” Forbes