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 …

IoT Smart Building Solutions Maximizes ROI in Retrofit Projects

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 …

IoT Analytics: What to Do with All the Data?

By Megan Bozman This week Strategy Analytics released a study, IoT 2016 Deployment Trends and Usage, based on a survey of 350 global businesses in 23 vertical markets. While I applaud the firm’s efforts to write a catchy headline to announce the study, “IoT Weakens Security With Uncertain Cost Savings,” certainly doesn’t bode well for the IoT industry. Fortunately, both …

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What the Smartest Building in the World Means for Commercial Real Estate

Talk about cool – the building deemed to be the smartest and most connected in the world goes well beyond measuring energy and water consumption. Temperature and humidity measurements allow for precision controls that eliminate hot and cold spots. Smart lighting fixture that are connected to the Internet provide only as much light as needed. These features, and more, are …

Energy Management 3 Steps to Sustainable Savings

Energy Management: 3 Steps to Sustainable Savings

In today’s commercial property management environment, it’s vital that facilities managers improve efficiency in order to comply with all applicable government regulations and to meet the fiscal targets set by property owners. Energy management strategies play a significant role in their ability to set efficiency targets, and maintain performance without creating a lot of overhead. So how can you set …

Using Cloud Utility Data to Decrease Cost and Increase Efficiency

Using Cloud Utility Data to Decrease Costs, Raise Efficiency

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way we manage utilities. Using submetering to aggregate and analyze fine-grained usage data for energy, water, and gas creates smarter, greener buildings that cost less to power and maintain. Using cloud utility data to analyze and process buildings’ utility usage in real-time opens the door for massive innovations that optimize operations, reduce …