Green Building

Ready or Not. People are Requiring Energy Efficient Buildings.

Buildings use of electricity has increased over the last several decades and it is now nearly 38% of all US energy. These come from consumption in residential, commercial and manufacturing facilities that are used for lighting and space conditioning, and water heating.

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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.

Wired versus Wiredless

The Truth About IoT Implementations – Wireless vs. Wired

What is Internet of things (IoT)? There is a lot of hype around IoT and how it can benefit us, from self-driving cars to detecting glucose levels for better human health. At it’s simplest form, a fitness band used to monitor physical activity is an example. Other complex use cases involve managing HVAC systems for energy management, factories using IoT …

IoT

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 …

Measurement and Verification: What You Need to Know

Measurement and verification (M&V) is a practice used by energy companies to detail the decrease in energy consumption associated with energy efficient projects. Project planners need a foundation to get the data necessary to track ROI and determine whether they meet their original energy efficiency goals. Green building techniques, optimized operations via automation systems and real time data provide many …

Senseware Products

Senseware’s IP Portfolio Reaches New Heights With Three New Patents

Senseware granted three new patents covering remote configuration techniques for low-cost retrofits that deliver real-time building analytics. Senseware, Inc. (Senseware) announced today that with the addition of three new patents, Senseware has grown their IP portfolio to ten total patents. Senseware continues to execute on their strategy of creating a rich collection of IP assets central to the rapidly emerging …

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The Various Types of Commissioning (Cx)

If you’re reading this blog post and aren’t quite sure what commissioning (Cx) is, read up on last week’s post here. If you already know about building commissioning, then you are ready to learn about the different commissioning types. While it is easy to assume that Cx is the same for every building, there are certain factors that determine which commissioning type is appropriate to use.

Cracking the Code Between Smart Building Technologies and IoT to Boost IAQ

The Future Role of IT in Smart Buildings

As information technology (IT) develops further, it is important to distinguish how it differs from operations technology (OT). Both types of technology can be used to improve a smart building. IT is the spectrum of technologies for processing information. IT usually includes the setup and maintenance of a network. OT is hardware and software that senses or causes a change …

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Smart Building Water Management: Good for Your Business and the Planet

As changes to local climates drives water shortages all around the globe, effective water management becomes more and more crucial. When we consider the massive droughts in California; water scarcity in developing nations; and restrictions on water use throughout the U.S., it’s clear that conserving water is in everyone’s best interest.