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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 …

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Smart Building Technology in Commercial Real Estate: A Case Study

New York, so often a leader in culture and technology, is also showing up as a leader in the movement towards greener buildings, efficient energy use, and decreased carbon emissions. Implementing smart building technology in commercial real estate is now allowing many building owners to save money on their utility bills, while fostering sustainability and decreased reliance on fossil fuels.

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Cloud Utility Data: The Gold Standard for Facilities Management Today

The Internet of Things (IoT) has dramatically altered the landscape of many industries, and facilities management is no exception. Moving facilities management to the cloud results in considerable money and time savings for the typical property owner. Cloud utility data gives managers an instantly accessible real-time picture of energy, water, and gas consumption in one property or even a group …

IoT Impact on Building Management Systems

IoT and the Future of Building Management Systems

In the not too distant future, the systems that manage the temperature, lighting, and power in buildings will have more in common with smartphones than they do with traditional building automation systems. Modern buildings are already using a variety of technologies to manage heating and cooling, water consumption, and more. This transition to a more advanced approach to building management …

Using Energy Management Systems to Improve Sustainability

Using Energy Management Systems to Improve Sustainability

Sustainability has become more than just a PR talking point. Businesses and individuals alike are changing the way they do business and live their lives, in order to reduce their carbon footprint and consume less energy. Now, thanks to the Internet of Things and various new smart devices, many businesses and commercial buildings are jumping on the bandwagon by using energy …

Sensor Networks Extend Connectivity

Sensor Networks Extend Digital Connectivity: 3 Factors to Consider Before You Buy

  As the deployment of digital sensors extends digitization and connectivity to previously analog tasks, processes, and machine and service operations; low-cost, scalable, wireless sensor networks are necessary to bring order to the chaos created by an increasing amount of data. When GE realized that connecting their products through a common system would allow increased opportunities for optimization and analytics …