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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 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

    Predictive Occupancy Analytics Provide New Intelligence for Managing Comfort & Uncovering New Energy Saving Opportunities

    Posted by Natasha Gingles on Apr 17, 2013 9:56:00 PM

    It’s no mystery to anyone in the facility management community that unoccupied rooms and inefficient building space utilization are the leading sources of wasted energy and higher operational costs.  Current building management systems have typically relied on maximum occupancy settings to maintain suitable space conditions.

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    Topics: Smart Buildings, Building Utilisation, buildings, Buildling Efficiency, Building Technologies, smart building technology, Smart Building Solutions

    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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