The Axiom Platform

Axiom’s cloud-based platform provides turnkey active power management for entire buildings with large thermal loads. Plug your building portfolio into the Axiom Platform today - we will recommend the right configuration and services for each building in your portfolio.

 

Two Configurations

Axiom Cloud (Software-Only)

Software-only platform that transforms thermal systems into intelligent, flexible assets

Axiom Cloud + Retrofit Refrigeration Battery

Includes Axiom’s groundbreaking thermal energy storage solution for central refrigeration systems


How it Works: Axiom Cloud

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The Axiom Cloud is a software-only platform that intelligently modulates existing thermal systems to actively manage building power consumption - without sacrificing thermal services.

It uses a small onsite computer and onsite power meters to autonomously monitor and control existing thermal systems through BACnet, LonWorks, or direct inputs. It unlocks flexibility in thermal systems by continuously executing the following four functions in order to help maximize the value we provide to each customer’s building portfolio: model, forecast, optimize, and implement.

 
 
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MODEL | Digitize the thermal system(s) and the building’s power load profile

The Axiom Cloud generates a precise thermo-physical model of the building’s thermal systems AND a model of the building’s electricity load profile at the main electricity meter. Both models are trained using available configuration data, historical operational data, historical load data, and historical weather data. Both models include variable constraints and continuously improve over time using machine learning algorithms.

 

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FORECAST | Estimate future power consumption of thermal systems and the entire building

The Axiom Cloud uses its advanced models to forecast future thermal loads, thermal system performance, and the electrical load of the entire building (along with variable operational constraints). It uses predictive analytics along with forecasts of weather, market conditions, building use patterns, and demand response events to generate updated 7-day forecasts every 15 minutes.

 

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OPTIMIZE | Generate an operational strategy for the entire building portfolio

The Axiom Cloud applies its forecasts to an optimization framework that continuously seeks to determine the operational strategy for the entire building portfolio that will generate the highest risk-adjusted economic value for the customer. It co-optimizes multiple value streams such as time-of-use energy arbitrage, demand charge management, demand response, and backup thermal services.

 

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IMPLEMENT | Autonomously modulate thermal systems

The Axiom Cloud executes the optimized operational strategy by modulating the power consumption of thermal systems in real-time. It iteratively sends commands, measures results, and adjusts accordingly on an ongoing basis. In many cases, the Axiom Cloud commands thermal systems to “charge” (e.g., lower set points to pre-cool or freeze TES tanks) prior to forecasted peaks so that load shedding is possible without compromising thermal services.

 

How it Works: Retrofit Refrigeration Battery

Axiom’s proprietary Retrofit Refrigeration Battery (RB) is the first and only thermal energy storage solution for central refrigeration. It adds a thermal “gas tank” to large, inflexible medium-temperature refrigeration systems, enabling active power management without violating strict product temperature requirements.

 
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Intelligent energy storage designed specifically for the cold chain

Why store electricity using expensive, short-lifespan lithium-ion batteries if you can use ice to “store cooling” instead? The Retrofit RB is a non-invasive retrofit that adds 6-8 hours of thermal energy storage capacity to your existing central refrigeration system. The RB offers a substantially lower installed cost and a 10x lifecycle cost advantage over li-ion battery systems, and it avoids the lifespan and degradation issues that plague traditional electrochemical systems. The RB freezes a tank of phase change material - effectively "storing cooling" for later use. The RB can then intelligently deploy that cooling to offset power consumption of the refrigeration system, reshaping the building’s power consumption on demand.

 

 

Non-invasive, modular energy storage retrofit

The RB arrives onsite as two fully-preassembled 20-ft containers, and 100% of the RB’s components are also used in typical thermal systems. The containers can be placed inside or outside of the building and can be stacked. The RB is a non-invasive retrofit that plugs into the existing central refrigeration system just like a new display case, only requiring power and connections to the liquid and suction headers (integration with the existing control system is optional).

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Equal parts hardware and software

The RB provides flexibility to medium-temperature refrigeration systems for the first time. It is driven by the Axiom Cloud, which uses machine learning and predictive analytics to continuously adjust the rate at which each RB is charging or discharging to help maximize savings and revenue for the entire building. It intelligently adapts to weather, building load changes, new utility tariffs, demand response programs, etc. in order to co-optimize multiple services simultaneously across a building portfolio.