How to Use IoT to Identify Hidden Tune-Up Opportunities During Retro-Commissioning Projects

Achieving top-quality results is a key for any building retro-commissioning project, it is a golden opportunity to give your building a tune-up. This is a critical factor in stacking the odds in your favor as a commercial property owner, operator, or manager. If cutting costs and saving time on your next retro-commissioning project interests you, then you’ll love the Internet …

What is CMMS and How to Maximize Benefits with IoT

What is CMMS and How Can You Maximize its Benefits with Real-Time Data?

What is a CMMS? According to Wikipedia, a CMMS is defined as: “Computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), also known as computerized maintenance management information system (CMMIS), is a software package that maintains a computer database of information about an organization’s maintenance operations. This information is intended to help maintenance workers do their jobs more effectively (for example, determining which machines require maintenance and …

Using Fitwell and WELL Building for IAQ

How WELL Building Standards and Fitwel Ensure Indoor Air Quality

Alarming statistics has shown that polluted air is the leading environmental cause of premature mortality in the United States of America today. It therefore explains why ensuring quality air whether indoors or outdoors is vital to good health. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) indoor air pollution is the cause of around 4.3 million deaths. “The risks from air pollution …

Why You Should Transition to Continuous Commissioning

Why We Love the Transition to Continuous Commissioning and You Should Too

  What is continuous commissioning? The term continuous commissioning was coined by engineers at Energy Systems Lab in Texas A&M University to describe the process of measuring energy use and environmental data on an ongoing basis to improve the operations of the building. Typically buildings that have been retrofitted with various energy efficiency systems and improvements can be measured frequently …

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.

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 …

Submetering

How You Can Use Sensors to Improve Housing

We now have more cellphones than people in the world. This has led to the expectation that everything has to be at our fingertips. Hence, smart home systems have become popular in the last couple of years. Not only have these devices become affordable but also easy to install and maintain.

Wired versus Wiredless

The Truth About IoT Implementations – Wireless vs. Wired

What is Internet of things (IoT)? There is a lot of hype around IoT and how it can benefit us, from self-driving cars to detecting glucose levels for better human health. At it’s simplest form, a fitness band used to monitor physical activity is an example. Other complex use cases involve managing HVAC systems for energy management, factories using IoT …