How Continuous Commissioning Impacts Building Performance

How Continuous Commissioning is Impacting Building Performance

Prior to continuous commissioning, also known as Automated Continuous Commissioning, commercial buildings after construction implemented a onetime fine-tuning or building optimization process. At the very best, these buildings were only being “optimized” periodically (Bi annually, yearly, etc.) as per schedule. This method of commissioning posed major questions among commercial building owners/managers, some of which were: What happens in the period …

Misconceptions about building portfolio analytics

Common Misconceptions About Building Portfolio Analytics

There are over 5 million buildings in the US and they consume almost 20% of the energy. Hence, there is a need to control the increase in energy consumption with a goal of moving towards curtailing global warming and creating a sustainable environment. Over the last few years, there has been a trend that is being used for these purposes. …

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.

The Beginners Guide - What is IoT and How You Can Implement it in Your Building Blog

Back to Basics – What is IoT and How You Can Implement it in your Building

In 2016, about 39 quadrillion British thermal units (or 40%) of total U.S. energy consumption was consumed by the residential and commercial sectors. Hence, there is a huge emphasis on energy savings in buildings. A report by the Rockefeller Foundation states “Upgrading and replacing energy-consuming equipment in buildings offers an important capital investment opportunity, with the potential for significant economic, climate, …

Remote Building Monitoring

How the Cloud Enables You to Be Energy Efficient

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.

Weather

How Monitoring and Correlating Weather Data Impacts Building Efficiency

Energy consumption in commercial buildings is crucial to the management and sustainability of commercial properties. Based on a 2016 EIA (Energy information Administration) energy report, commercial and residential buildings accounted for as much as 40% of the total US energy consumption. This invariably puts energy consumption among the top expenses in the financial statements of commercial buildings.

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 …

IoT Increases Building Value

How IOT Can Increase Property Value and Decrease Insurance Risk and Premiums

Commercial property value and insurance premiums have a positive relationship in most cases. Directly implying that an increase in the value of a commercial facility will invariably lead to an increase in its annual premium.

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.