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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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 …

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Smart Building Technology in Commercial Real Estate: A Case Study

New York, so often a leader in culture and technology, is also showing up as a leader in the movement towards greener buildings, efficient energy use, and decreased carbon emissions. Implementing smart building technology in commercial real estate is now allowing many building owners to save money on their utility bills, while fostering sustainability and decreased reliance on fossil fuels.

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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 …

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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 …

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Why You Should be Using IoT for Energy and Water Management Data Collection

The Internet of Things (IoT), a collective term relating to sensors and Internet-connected devices, continues to connect the world in ways we never imagined. IoT brings real-time visibility, enabling users to monitor and control physical assets. Reductions in sensor size and cost allow for monitoring and control on a bigger and bigger scale. One study suggests that by 2025, IoT could become …