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 …

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 …

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 …