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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

People Counting: U.S. Commercial Buildings Continues Rapid Acceleration

Posted by Paul Fulton on Aug 18, 2014 6:10:00 PM

Eighty-seven-billion square feet of floor space now stretches across 5.6 million commercial buildings in the United States, according to findings from the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s most recent Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey.

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Topics: Building efficiency, building intelligence, commercial energy usage, building operations, Building Utilisation, buildings, intelligent buildings, intelligent building systems, intelligent building technology, energy use in buildings, green buildings, building management systems, Building Technologies, intelligent building solutions, building automation, building analytics, building utilization review and repurposing, Brick-and-mortar, Footfall Counters, Irisys People Counter

Network Rail Invests in People Counting Technology

Posted by Natasha Gingles on Jul 31, 2014 4:28:00 PM

Britain’s largest train stations are increasingly popular destinations for retail, food and drink – in addition to those traveling by rail. That’s what the data from more than 1,700 discreet infrared sensors deployed throughout Network Rail’s largest train stations uncovered in its effort to discover not just how many people use its stations – but actually how they use them as part of its goal to improve passenger perception.

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Topics: Smart Buildings, Building efficiency, building intelligence, building operations, Building Utilisation, buildings, intelligent buildings, intelligent building systems, intelligent building technology, building management systems, Space Utilisation, Building Technologies, smart building systems, smart building technology, intelligent building solutions, building automation, building analytics, building utilization review and repurposing, Smart Building Solutions, Intelligent Analytics Platform, Space Utilization, People Counting for Buildings

People Counting for Buildings: U.S. Commercial Building Occupancy on the Rise

Posted by Paul Fulton on Jul 25, 2014 2:39:00 PM

The Great Recession may finally be loosening its grasp on the U.S. commercial-building sector, which is enjoying increases across a number of indicators that signal a rise in growth.

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Topics: People Counting, Smart Buildings, Building efficiency, building intelligence, commercial energy usage, data analytics, building operations, People Counting Technology

Commercial Energy Usage from Around the World

Posted by Danielle Martin on Jul 26, 2013 2:35:00 PM

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Topics: Smart Buildings, commercial energy usage, energy use in buildings, usage trends, commercial energy

What Every Building Manager Should Know About Virtual Energy Audits

Posted by Danielle Martin on Jul 10, 2013 2:26:00 PM

A virtual energy audit measures how buildings utilize energy, helping building owners to identify energy waste, adjust automated systems, and ultimately save money by reducing excess expenditures. These audits measure energy consumption using metrics such as energy bills, HVAC schedules, local weather information, and energy interval data to create an overview energy model. Unlike a manual assessment, virtual assessments can take place remotely – making them ideal for consistent monitoring of energy usage.

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Topics: People Counting, Smart Buildings, usage trends, people counters, energy audits, virtual energy audits, occupancy trends

Benefits of People Counting for Smart Buildings

Posted by Danielle Martin on Jun 6, 2013 3:19:00 PM

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Topics: People Counting, Smart Buildings, Building efficiency, energy use in buildings, people counters, Thermal People Counting

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