Energy consumption has been growing exponentially over the years. Today more than 4.7 million commercial buildings consume more energy than the transportation or industry sectors, accounting for nearly 40 percent of total U.S. energy use. The total energy used by U.S. buildings topped $369 billion in 2005.
Building owners and facility managers are often perplexed by the amount of data collected from utilities, maintenance and building management systems (BMS). This data arises from the need to lower maintenance costs, increase their Return on Investment on energy management systems and decrease energy bills.
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 Edge computing refers to processing data within the nodes of the IoT. In other words, the ‘things’ within the Internet of Things conduct some level of processing and storage within those things, rather than transmitting all data to the cloud. This makes perfect sense because:
By Megan Bozman Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent, the largest gathering of the global AWS community, spans six days and is currently underway in Las Vegas. During a Keynote Wednesday, Andy Jassy, CEO, Amazon Web Services, announced several new offerings, including AWS Greengrass, designed to tackle some of the primary challenges facing the IoT today.