The Internet of Things (IoT) is an industry that is only getting bigger. Currently, the industry is projected to reach 50 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020. Fiscally, Cisco predicts that the IoT market will generate an expected $14.4 trillion in increased revenues by 2022. As we head deeper into 2017, it is a good time to look at all the …
“There are solutions. The information is out there, it’s just a matter of accessing it and harnessing its potential. And no, you don’t have to reconstruct your building from the ground up, nor do you have to install an entirely new electrical system.”
If you are a building owner not yet using submetering technology, you are likely leaving money on the table. Why can that be said? Examining what submetering is and how evolving technology is making an impact on utility usage will help you analyze whether submetering is right for you.
Conducting regular audits into your facility’s energy systems is a key way to boost your efficiency and your bottom line. According to the Department of Energy, implementing facility-wide audit recommendations can decrease total energy costs by 10 – 15%.
As IoT technology and philosophy continue to advance, smart buildings are becoming an increasingly attractive option for property investors. Whereas just a few, short years ago, retrofitting an existing building with smart building technology would have been considered prohibitively expensive, that is no longer the case.
Over the last 15 years, the internet has transformed our world by creating the possibility for infinite connectivity between people, ideas, services, and more. Now, the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) is again transforming our potential for connectivity, efficiency, and the way we live life and do business.
By Megan Bozman My longtime business mentor likes to say I’m a plant that requires sunshine for photosynthesis. While this isn’t literally true, of course, I feel best when I’m in view of natural light. I also prefer a quiet environment for work and studying, and still have fond memories of this gorgeous old library at my alma mater, Lehigh …
By Megan Bozman Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), an initiative of the European Commission, is a month-long series of activities to build a secure energy future for Europe. EUSEW includes efforts towards the “Energy Union,” a plan to make energy more secure, affordable, and sustainable.
As the standard of living increases, more and more energy is consumed in the U.S. This puts an intensifying strain on the country’s aging grid and forces inefficient and pollution-producing power plants to help meet demand. Something has to give. Luckily, increasing building efficiency can be an easy and effective way to provide relief, particularly when it comes to bringing …
Historical buildings are everywhere. In a country with such a (relatively) short history, we Americans care deeply about protecting our historic and archeological resources. Every week, 20-30 properties are classified as historic buildings worthy of preservation by the National Parks Service, which administers the National Register of Historic Places Program.