Founded by Iain Stewart in August 2019, Exergenics creates software that reduces the energy costs and environmental impacts of commercial air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
While working as an Energy Engineer, Iain witnessed firsthand how inefficient the controls of central cooling plants can be, wasting electricity, increasing peak demand and leading to higher emissions. He then set out to build software that could integrate into any commercial building and optimise central plant equipment function.
In 2019, Exergenics raised $50k in pre-seed funding, and participated in the EnergyLab Accelerator Program. This year, Exergenics’ optimisation platform won the Green Building Council of Australia Innovation Award, and the platform was deployed in two buildings at Monash University.
Iain is the Founder of Exergenics, which creates software that reduces the energy costs and environmental impacts of commercial air conditioning and refrigeration systems. He has consulted corporates, federal and state government agencies, on the risks and opportunities involved in the technological disruptions which could occur, as we transition to a net zero emissions economy.
Iain has several years experience in energy modelling at Monash University, working closely with CSIRO's Energy Economics team.
He holds a Bachelor of Environments, and a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Melbourne.