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Four Reasons Why Smart Buildings Adopt IoT Solutions

The Internet of things (IoT) has arrived. Its potential excites multiple industries. Read on if you want to compete in the coming real-time service economy. The questions are all too common. How do I get virtual access to physical things? My building is full of assets and other things that I can’t see, can’t interact with, can’t manage. Help is …

Why Continuous Monitoring is the Future of Buildings

Why Continuous Monitoring is the Future of Buildings

Continuous monitoring in commercial buildings is a term used to describe the process of tracking building performance parameters of interest continuously and in real time with the intention of alerting decision makers/ building managers or operators of faults or inefficiencies within the building systems. This includes tracking the performance and energy efficiency of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, …

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 …

3 Incentives from Utilities for Retrocommissioning Projects

3 Available Incentive Programs from Utilities for Building Tune-Up and Retro-Commissiong Projects

Retro-commissioning (RCx) is a process that ensures existing buildings and systems operate optimally and efficiently. This involves activities like scheduling, sequencing, controls programming, and optimizing set points of various systems in the buildings. The focus of RCx is improving the efficiency of existing systems instead of replacing them. Retro-commissioning projects not only tune-up your building’s energy efficiency but also extends …

3 Ways Indoor Air Quality Impacts NOI

3 Substantial Ways IAQ is Impacting the Net Operating Income (NOI) of Commercial Buildings

It is imperative that commercial buildings in their quest for profit maximization take into consideration the effects of several variables on their profit-making goal. Some of these variables, even if nonfinancial in nature could have a direct financial bearing on the commercial building’s profit. One of these nonfinancial factors with a potential bearing on a building’s net operating income is …

What is CMMS and How to Maximize Benefits with IoT

What is CMMS and How Can You Maximize its Benefits with Real-Time Data?

What is a CMMS? According to Wikipedia, a CMMS is defined as: “Computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), also known as computerized maintenance management information system (CMMIS), is a software package that maintains a computer database of information about an organization’s maintenance operations. This information is intended to help maintenance workers do their jobs more effectively (for example, determining which machines require maintenance and …

6 Reasons Poor Indoor Air Quality Could Cause Liability

The past few years has seen an upward trend in the number of lawsuits due to poor indoor air quality (IAQ). These cases can prove to be very expensive and sometimes might not be even covered by your general liability insurance policy. As people are spending more and more time indoors, they are increasingly aware of the issues associated with …

Blueprint of Creating a Healthy Building that Supports Your IAQ Goals

The Blueprint of Creating a Healthy Building that Supports Your IAQ Goals

Why is a healthy building important? A healthy building is one that ensures that the indoor environment and air quality are maintained to create a healthy productive environment for the buildings’ occupants. The business case for maintaining a healthy building is increasingly becoming popular. This is because many reports have been published to support the fact that health, wellbeing and …

Using Fitwell and WELL Building for IAQ

How WELL Building Standards and Fitwel Ensure Indoor Air Quality

Alarming statistics has shown that polluted air is the leading environmental cause of premature mortality in the United States of America today. It therefore explains why ensuring quality air whether indoors or outdoors is vital to good health. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) indoor air pollution is the cause of around 4.3 million deaths. “The risks from air pollution …

Ways to Gain ROI with IAQ Strategy with Senseware

Ways to Gain ROI by Implementing an IAQ Strategy

Importance of IAQ Today, there is an increased awareness of the co-relation between IAQ and health. Multiple scientific studies have published research that confirms that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can greatly affect individuals and, more broadly, the public health and national productivity. In a recent report, the Institute of Medicine concluded that “there is sufficient evidence of an association …