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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

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

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

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

Benefits of Irisys People Counting Sensors for Smart Buildings

Posted by Danielle Martin on May 13, 2013 3:46:00 PM

Irisys people counting technology captures occupancy and usage trends by unobtrusively detecting people by their body heat. Let Irisys make your building SMARTER.

People Counting for Smart Buildings 

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Topics: People Counting, Smart Buildings, Building efficiency, building intelligence, buildings, people flow, building management systems, smart building systems, smart building technology, Thermal People Counting

The State of Smart Buildings 2013: It’s all about people

Posted by Jeff Riordan on Jan 25, 2013 5:08:00 PM

In an era of smart phones, the smart grid, and even smart cars is it any wonder that the buildings that 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, Building efficiency, Building Utilisation, buildings, Buildling Efficiency, Facilities Management, people flow, building management systems, head office, monitoring, preventative maintenance, Space Utilisation, Resource utilisation, Building Technologies

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