How to Use IoT to Identify Hidden Tune-Up Opportunities During Retro-Commissioning Projects

Achieving top-quality results is a key for any building retro-commissioning project, it is a golden opportunity to give your building a tune-up. This is a critical factor in stacking the odds in your favor as a commercial property owner, operator, or manager. If cutting costs and saving time on your next retro-commissioning project interests you, then you’ll love the Internet …

How IoT Enhances Critical Asset Management

Today, you find more and more commercial building managers and facilities professionals are challenged with managing assets. Critical assets breaking down mid-use, poor equipment performance and inefficient building systems are some challenges that have beguiled many commercial facilities. Every asset needs proper management and maintenance for it to continue to function according to its intended design.

Smart Building Technology and HVAC Systems

Cracking the Code Between Smart Building Technology and HVAC Systems

Many believe that a smart building has been enhanced with intelligent systems and implements green building concepts. That is far from the truth. A smart building uses a combination of multiple technologies, automated controls and decision-supporting software that provides a rapid and responsive environment. Frequently, they help in enhancing the efficiency and operational effectiveness of building systems like HVAC, while …

HVAC Myths Debunked

HVAC Myths Debunked. How IoT Provides Visibility into Your HVAC Systems

It’s a simple truth that commercial buildings and most homes depend on HVAC systems to keep indoor environmental conditions comfortable. While most property owners agree on this fact, still lots of myths concerning HVAC can be found out there with the potential to jeopardize your efforts. According to a report by US Department of Energy, the primary energy consumption in …

7 Problems Retrocommissioning can Identify with IoT

7 Problems That Retro-Commissioning Can Identify with IoT Smart Building Technology

As the experts know for sure, commercial buildings are subject to operational, functional, and occupant changes that put a strain on the mechanical, electrical, and control systems which can eventually lead to a subpar building performance with the passing of time. Today’s commercial buildings are somewhat complex with intricate designs, sophisticated systems and controls that are dependent on each other …

5 Reasons to Implement IoT into Building Runtime Optimization

5 Reasons to Implement IoT into Commercial Building Equipment Runtime Strategy

Introduction Runtime generally refers to the period or duration during which a program is executing. In the case of commercial buildings and energy efficiency, runtime is the timeframe during which various energy-consuming sectors of the building are in use. That is from the time they are turned on, to when they are turned off. The main energy consuming areas of …

6 Ways to Leverage IoT to Optimize Your Building Data Collection Strategy

6 Ways to Leverage IoT to Optimize Your Building Data Collection Strategy

As far as commercial buildings go, data is golden and holds the key to safer, healthier and better building performance. It gets more interesting if you consider the fact Internet of Things (IoT) is heralding a new age for commercial buildings. Thanks to IoT, inter- and intra- connection of commercial buildings plus the ability to gather real-time accurate data from …

Using IoT for Electrical Maintenance

The Endless Possibilities of Using IoT for Electrical Maintenance

The internet of things (IoT) as we already know, is a giant network of connected things and people. This seemingly endless web of interconnected devices is said to be the pinnacle of technological advancement. From ordering an Uber to efficient elevator alignment to maximizing energy efficiency, there is literally no limit to the potential physical accomplishments of the IoT. The …

Chiller system

The Ultimate Guide to Chiller Systems

What are Chiller Systems? Commercial buildings use Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems to dehumidify and to cool the building. Modern commercial buildings seek efficient HVAC systems and components for building sustainability. Building occupants similarly carry great expectations, that the HVAC system will function as intended . . . to create a comfortable interior environment regardless of the conditions …