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How You Can Use Sensors to Improve Housing

We now have more cellphones than people in the world. This has led to the expectation that everything has to be at our fingertips. Hence, smart home systems have become popular in the last couple of years. Not only have these devices become affordable but also easy to install and maintain.

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3 Ways to Launch Your Buildings into the 21st Century

Energy efficiency and energy savings are at the topmost goal of every commercial building owner and facility manager. This is because buildings account for 41% of the total energy consumption in the United States. Moreover, building-sector energy consumption grew by 48% between 1980 and 2009. This is due to population growth, increased use of appliances and enhancement of building services …

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Secrets to Maximizing Energy Efficiency and Performance Through IoT

According to Gartner, the Internet of Things (IoT) willconnect 20 billion things worldwide by 2020. IoT uses a network of connected devices – they can be wearables, physical devices, vehicles or any other equipment that are embedded with a sensor and connected to the Internet. The sensors detect data coming out of these devices that can be used for real-time …

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7 Ways Smart Buildings are Changing Commercial Real Estate

Smart building technology has a profound effect on many industries, such as manufacturing, as well as the commercial real estate market. Today’s businesses are looking for more than an empty building that they house their equipment in. The smart building features are as much of a selling point as the location. Here are seven other ways that smart buildings are …

3 IoT Smart Building Trends to Look Out For

Smart building technology has made numerous changes to facility and building management, and the Internet of Things helps this sector go one step further. Commercial buildings are the top market for IoT devices, at least until consumer devices reach the one billion mark sometime in 2018. As the IoT market matures, property and facility managers gain many ways to improve …

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5 Essential Smart Building Metrics

Technology enables facility managers to measure and collect extensive amounts of data. However, being able to access data is only part of the puzzle for building operators who want to fully recognize the potential of smart buildings. Facility managers must also know what are the most important categories of information to collect and how to manage that data to yield …

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How Building Automation Systems Work

Building automation systems control various components within a building’s structure, such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning and security alarms. The primary goal of this type of infrastructure is to improve system efficiency, reduce costs and increase safety. A centralized building management platform brings all of these parts together, but this description is a simplification of what’s really going on behind …

What is Building Automation

What Is Building Automation?

Put simply, building automation is essentially creating a central nervous system for a building that helps to monitor a building’s heating, air conditioning, ventilation, lighting and other systems. A well-functioning building automation system should not only monitor the climate of a building and make automatic adjustments based on temperature and movement, but also help troubleshoot any issues that arise in …