How the convergencec of IoT and IAQ has influenced energy efficiency projects

How the Convergence of IoT and IAQ has Influenced Energy Efficiency Practices

Energy costs in commercial buildings is reaching record highs due to a host of factors not limited to increased competition, boom in technology initiatives, increased use of HVAC systems, lighting, and other building control systems. To put it into perspective, a commercial building consumes 90% of the 75% of the electric form of energy in lighting, office equipment and HVAC …

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 …

Energy Saving Solutions with Senseware

10 Energy Cost Savings Solutions for Commercial Buildings

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.

Pipe Burst

5 Ways to Prevent Pipe Bursts Using an IoT Smart Building Solution

For many building owners and facility managers, frozen pipes can be one of the most dreaded problems that can arise during the winter months. Most of you might think that frozen pipes is a limited problem but an insurance industry study reveals that the water damage caused by broken and frozen pipes rank second, behind hurricanes in the insurance claim …

6 Reasons Why Building Analytics Should be Top of Mind in 2018

Most buildings use Building Management Systems (BMS) to manage the day to day operations of a facility. While BMS provides features like alerts and notifications and metering dashboards, you are still missing the big picture of the entire data created by the various equipment and systems that consume energy in your building.

Data

What is MVLR and why it is important

There is no denying in this day and age that everything is somewhat interconnected. This web of interconnectedness implies a direct or indirect influence (relationship) of variables (things, activities) on each other. An attempt to take in to consideration all the variables influencing an activity will be impossible and utterly inefficient. This is why it is only prudent for businesses …

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Package

Introducing our Controls App and Our New Indoor Environmental Quality Package

We’re excited to introduce you to our newest feature: The Controls App, allowing you to control equipment based on schedules, sensors and external weather data. We also have some new hardware: our new Indoor Environmental Quality package, including sensors such as sound, pressure and vibration.

Indoor Air Quality in Multi-Family Housing

10 Ways to Keep Tenants Happy by Ensuring Indoor Air Quality

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) “Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.” Indoor air quality has a huge impact on the occupants of a property especially the risk of health issues – both long term …