Wired versus Wiredless

The Truth About IoT Implementations – Wireless vs. Wired

What is Internet of things (IoT)? There is a lot of hype around IoT and how it can benefit us, from self-driving cars to detecting glucose levels for better human health. At it’s simplest form, a fitness band used to monitor physical activity is an example. Other complex use cases involve managing HVAC systems for energy management, factories using IoT …

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7 Ways Smart Buildings are Changing Commercial Real Estate

Smart building technology has a profound effect on many industries, such as manufacturing, as well as the commercial real estate market. Today’s businesses are looking for more than an empty building that they house their equipment in. The smart building features are as much of a selling point as the location. Here are seven other ways that smart buildings are …

Smart Buildings Evolve to Smart Offices and Enhance the Human Experience

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 …

Installation of submeters to improve building efficiency

Short and Long-Term Benefits of Submetering: Improving Building Efficiency and Tenant Billing

Last spring, New York City passed legislation that requires all commercial buildings larger than 50,000 square feet to contain submeters. Twenty-two states, three counties, and Washington, D.C. now have statutes, regulations, or rulings on utility submetering, intended to support equitable billing, conserve energy, and diminish the demand on existing infrastructure and resources.

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IoT Smart Building Opportunities in Commercial and Industrial Buildings

Smart thermostats and automated lighting systems will make our homes smarter eventually, but technology will likely have a greater impact on commercial properties in the short term. Research firm Gartner calculates that smart commercial buildings will be the highest user of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies; smart homes are not expected to surpass commercial properties until 2018, when they could …

ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings

Energy Star: The Trusted Blue Label for Products and Buildings

By Megan Bozman Who hasn’t had the joyful task of shopping for a new refrigerator and seeing the “ENERGY STAR” labels? ENERGY STAR is described as, “a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.”