The city of Albuquerque is using its BRAIN to fight climate change.
This week, city leaders unveiled the Balanced Resource Acquisition and Information Network as its newest resource in fighting climate change. The tool, the first of its kind, will allow the city to identify and address critical issues in regards to energy and water use in real time. It will also allow leaders to identify facilities that use more resources than others.
“Reaching 88% energy from renewable resources was a great achievement earlier this year,” said Saif Ismail, division manager for the city Energy & Sustainability Division. “The B.R.A.I.N. is our newest tool and should be a great help to us in reaching 100% energy from renewable resources in the coming years.”
The B.R.A.I.N. has been in development for a bout a year and was built in collaboration with the state of New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.
“Together, we are building a sustainable city and taking the next step toward 100% renewable energy use. The B.R.A.I.N. is about being responsive to taxpayers today and to our planet for future generations,” Mayor Tim Keller said. “By pioneering this tool in Albuquerque, we hope that other cities will adopt the technology and reduce energy and water waste across the U.S.”