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    5 Key Benefits of Smart Buildings

    Posted by Jordan Britchford on Jan 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

    Smart buildings integrate technology and the IoT to provide solutions to the age old issues of overspend and inefficiency in building construction and use. Within a smart building all the systems are connected, from air conditioning to security and lighting.

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    Topics: Smart Buildings, smart building systems, Smart Building Solutions

    What is a Smart Building?

    Posted by Jordan Britchford on Jan 5, 2018 4:00:00 PM

    We are reaching a new age when it comes to building construction. No longer is it simply enough for our homes and offices to provide shelter and keep us warm. Today, thanks to the evolution of technology, it’s possible to not only deliver all the services that occupants need - for example, heat and light to power for electronics - but this can be done while minimising costs and reducing the environmental impact of the building over its lifecycle.

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    Topics: Smart Buildings, Building efficiency, Building Technologies, smart building systems, Smart Building Solutions

    How can space management work for an office environment?

    Posted by Jordan Britchford on Sep 7, 2017 4:40:59 PM

    Most companies or other large organisations require a large estate of office space to locate their administration, research, customer services, and other functions – and these office spaces represent a significant cost. Understanding how this space is being used and what improvements can be made is a big part of what makes  a modern Smart Building. Here are some of the best ways that a space management system can help organisations take an evidence-based approach to running their office facilities.

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    Topics: Smart Buildings

    How National Grid & Irisys Rolled Out Innovative Smart Building Solution

    Posted by Mike Slevin on Apr 28, 2016 1:00:09 PM

    In 2013 Irisys was approached by National Grid to help monitor its building utilisation as part of its wider Smart Work Space initiative. National Grid were looking for an unobtrusive way of automatically determining building and floorplate occupancy that wouldn’t require any active involvement from its staff and would respect their privacy. After evaluating a few different technology solutions they approached Irisys, aware of our long history of accurately counting people in retail and transportation.

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    Topics: Smart Buildings

    The State of Smart Buildings in 2016: It's all about people

    Posted by Jeff Riordan on Mar 10, 2016 10:55:36 AM

    In an era of smart phones, the smart grid, and even smart cars is it any wonder that the buildings which house businesses, government offices, and institutions may actually be leading the way when it comes to built-in intelligence?  But what is it that defines what could be called a smart building, an Intelligent Building, an Automated Building or a High Performance Building?

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    Topics: Smart Buildings, smart HVAC, energy saving

    Smart Sensors can Help Optimize HVAC Systems in Automated Buildings

    Posted by Allen Haynes on Feb 23, 2016 1:59:33 PM

    About one-third of all commercial HVAC units are too big for the spaces they serve – often resulting in excessive energy costs that seriously impact a building’s financial performance.

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    Topics: Smart Buildings, Building efficiency, Building Utilisation, Thermal Imaging, building automation, building analytics, smart HVAC, HVAC

    How Buildings Waste Energy

    Posted by Allen Haynes on Feb 17, 2016 2:01:28 PM

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    Topics: Smart Buildings, smart HVAC, Energy Waste, HVAC, Earth Day

    How can Corporate Offices Save Space, Energy & Money?

    Posted by Jeff Riordan on Feb 12, 2016 9:57:26 AM

    When you think of improving space utilization at your corporate office facility, you are more likely to think about creative uses of space, the latest trends in interiors, even current metrics like space density, but certainly not about scientific data concerning the movement of people within the facility.

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    Topics: Smart Buildings, smart HVAC, energy saving

    Smart Buildings Save Energy and Money in the U.S.

    Posted by Allen Haynes on Feb 4, 2016 2:03:00 PM

    We live in an era of “going green” and reducing our energy footprint. From hybrid cars, to eliminating presevatives and everything in between, being conscious of consumption is prevalent. Yet, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, the United States wastes 30 percent of our overall energy – not so “green” or economical.

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    Topics: Smart Buildings, smart HVAC

    Smart Buildings Infographic

    Posted by Paul Fulton on Apr 22, 2015 3:03:00 PM


    Happy Earth Day 2015! Colleges and universities are at the forefront of utilizing smart buildings technology to improve energy efficiency. Take a look at how US and UK institutions stack up in terms of energy costs.

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    Topics: building intelligence, data analytics, building operations, Building Utilisation, Buildling Efficiency, intelligent buildings, intelligent building systems, energy use in buildings, energy loss, green buildings, building management systems, Resource utilisation, Building Technologies, building automation, building utilization review and repurposing, Smart Building Solutions, cost-effective solutions, Back to school, heat loss detection, AC SYSTEMS

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