Microsoft Leapfrogs Energy Innovation

How is a Tech Giant paving the way to a clean energy future? With intelligent building management capabilities that reduces CO₂ emission by ~42 tonnes annually.

About Microsoft

Microsoft is one of the largest multinational tech companies in the world, with headquarters in Washington USA, operations and subsidiaries in >120 countries, and >168,000 employees worldwide. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services.

Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge.

Microsoft's Challenge

Microsoft is committed to being carbon negative by 2030. To that end, Microsoft aims to continuously reduce its buildings’ energy consumption by 2% each year. It is also targeting to improve employees’ electric vehicle (EV) charging experience and office environment quality, as part of an initiative to encourage EV usage to reduce carbon emissions. To meet these objectives, Microsoft knew it needed innovative technologies and smart building solutions, in additional to its own innovative capabilities


01Create a single source of truth across geographically distant campuses

Univers has implemented a smart building solution built on the EnOS™ platform across 5 Microsoft campuses in China and Hong Kong. EnOS integrated disparate assets such as smart meters, building management systems, energy storage systems, EV charging stations, HVAC, solar PVs, and indoor environmental quality sensors. It allowed centralized data management across geographically distant locations.


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Reduction in energy mgmt/year


02Scalable energy management system minimizes additional investment

With Envision Digital’s scalable and adaptable hardware installation, Microsoft’s distributed energy storage systems is now more flexible and resilient. The company can install additional charging stations without additional investments in transformer capacity, reducing costs and barriers to transformation.


03Optimize building comfort and energy consumption.

Building on the same set of data, Univers developed an intelligent indoor environmental quality management system with Digital Twin technology. This provided indoor air quality condition analysis, thermal comfort analysis and automated device alerts. As a result, Microsoft can optimize the balance between building comfort and energy consumption.


04Improve EV charging with connected energy management system

This connected energy management system analyzes data, via artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics, to identify opportunities for energy arbitrage, and improve EV charging experience.

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