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

    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 Utilisation, buildings, building management systems, Building efficiency, Building Technologies, intelligent buildings, intelligent building solutions, intelligent building systems, intelligent building technology, building automation, building analytics, building intelligence, building utilization review and repurposing, energy use in buildings, green buildings, commercial energy usage, building operations, 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: Building Utilisation, buildings, building management systems, Space Utilisation, Building efficiency, Building Technologies, Smart Buildings, smart building systems, smart building technology, intelligent buildings, intelligent building solutions, intelligent building systems, intelligent building technology, building automation, building analytics, building intelligence, building utilization review and repurposing, Smart Building Solutions, smart building technology, building operations, 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: Smart Buildings, People Counting, 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: Smart Buildings, people counters, Building efficiency, People Counting, energy use in buildings, 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: buildings, people flow, building management systems, Building efficiency, Smart Buildings, smart building systems, smart building technology, People Counting, building intelligence, 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 Utilisation, buildings, Buildling Efficiency, Facilities Management, people flow, building management systems, head office, monitoring, preventative maintenance, Space Utilisation, Resource utilisation, Building efficiency, Building Technologies

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