How IoT Enhances Critical Asset Management

Today, you find more and more commercial building managers and facilities professionals are challenged with managing assets. Critical assets breaking down mid-use, poor equipment performance and inefficient building systems are some challenges that have beguiled many commercial facilities. Every asset needs proper management and maintenance for it to continue to function according to its intended design.

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, …

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 …

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

Cracking the Code Between Smart Technology and IoT to Boost IAQ

An Overview With individuals spending significant amount of time in commercial buildings, indoor air quality (IAQ) will have a great deal of impact on the health and productivity of users of these buildings. Contrary to popular assumptions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States IAQ is poorer than what is obtained outdoors. It is therefore safe to …

Using IoT for Electrical Maintenance

The Endless Possibilities of Using IoT for Electrical Maintenance

The internet of things (IoT) as we already know, is a giant network of connected things and people. This seemingly endless web of interconnected devices is said to be the pinnacle of technological advancement. From ordering an Uber to efficient elevator alignment to maximizing energy efficiency, there is literally no limit to the potential physical accomplishments of the IoT. The …

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 …