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Smart Building Tech: Not Just about People

By Megan Bozman David Karpook, vice chairman of the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE), recently published an article in Facility Executive, “Smart Buildings: It’s Still About The People Inside.” He writes, “No matter what the benefits and challenges are, the future of smart buildings is ultimately all about the people inside.” I’m not so sure I agree that …

Pilot project leverages the new Chiller Efficiency Smart Portal, powered by Microsoft Azure, to help smart building managers and owners gain insights and take pre-emptive actions.

Singapore Smart Buildings: Microsoft & BCA Chiller Efficiency Smart Portal

By Megan Bozman Buildings in Singapore consume about one-third of the nation’s electricity, and chiller plants use up to half of the total building energy consumption. Improvements in chiller plant efficiency therefore have great potential to reduce the impact of buildings on their environment. To that end, Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has recently partnered with Microsoft to implement …

Ericsson Application Platform for IoT powers the smart building analytics

Nordic Smart Building Tech: ISS Leverages Ericsson and IBM Watson IoT

By Megan Bozman Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, ISS Facilities Management is one of the world’s largest private employers, with over half a million employees managing everything from concierge to cleaning, catering to technical maintenance for thousands of clients. The company sought an IoT solution to better manage over 25,000 buildings around the world, and currently has two distinct solutions in …

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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 …

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 …