Crafting tomorrow's climate control

Gradient makes homes and buildings more comfortable, with a new class of air conditioners and heat pumps that doesn't compromise on efficiency, comfort, or the environment.

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Meet Gradient, the hybrid cooling and heating system that unlocks new dimensions of comfort with advanced, energy efficient systems. As showcased and recognized by MIT, New York and California, the Gradient Comfort device is bringing new technology to a legacy space and with a clean tech energy focus for the future.

$30 million+
in grant funds
10,000+ units

Working with California and New York State to adopt natural refrigerants presenting a promising path forward — one that Europe and Asia have already forged.


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The Challenge

With most IOT development, we can expect it to take 6-7 months, if not longer, to get from design to release. With Gradient, we had a timeframe of three months to connect the hardware, firmware and software for a fully functioning heating and cooling unit into a seamless solution for a beta experience.

It was a complex enough task with many stakeholders. Additionally, the initial project kick off occurred in the Spring of 2020 - in the midst of a global pandemic with lockdowns, limited in person exposure, limited travel, and supply chains across the world.

Jumping ahead to 2023, Gradient is in production with more units rolling out everyday.

What we did

Gradient was one of a handful of companies to receive a share of a multi million dollar grant from the California Strategic Growth Council and brought Bohemian Innovation on board to help  with IOT integration for their first product: a low-emission, high-quality room air conditioner that would be provided to low-income and disadvantaged Californians.

The aggressive timeline sets the stage for moving quickly and truly knowing what is MVP and versus excess features. We knew we had a go live with a deliverable external from the company. The deliverable was tied to a California grant and more importantly - people in low income communities that could benefit from having a low cost, high quality air conditioning unit, free of charge, to use in the hot months of summer (a summer that would later be plagued by wild fires).

All in one solution

The Gradient Comfort app is the primary customer experience for the lifetime of a unit. Once the device is installed, the unit experience is rooted in the mobile application.

It’s more than a device... it's an experience.

Scheduling is a core function of the experience. Through multiple iterations. Scheduling is an easy and intuitive approach to experiencing the potential of wall units.

Walking home on a summer day in NYC, your unit is ready and on. Cooling your space. Set and schedule.

A peak into some of the backend services

We are AWS experts with over a decade building on AWS Cloud infrastructure. We were able to help the Gradient Comfort team acquire $25k in AWS credits along with building out the core infrastructure.

On a Mission

Gradient Comfort is on a mission to build a healthier, more comfortable world for all those who inhabit it — without compromising the environment. With Gradient, progress has arrived. The Gradient heat pump technology is the first of its kind. It’s beautiful, powerful, efficient and planet-friendly — made for people who are unwilling to compromise their values or aesthetics as mentioned by:

The next generation of refrigerants is on the way
A Heat Pump With DIY Installation Can Decarbonize Public Housing
MIT Technology Review
The future of urban housing is energy-efficient refrigerators