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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

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

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

Reducing Commercial Energy Usage with Thermal People Counting

Posted by Danielle Martin on Apr 4, 2013 10:00:00 PM

Commercial buildings lose billions of dollars every year on energy.  According to the U.S. Department of Energy, office, retail, and service buildings are the biggest offenders wasting over 30% of energy consumed.  Energy inefficient buildings are not only expensive but increase harmful emissions that affect our planet.                                      

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Topics: People Counting, Smart Buildings, Building Utilisation, buildings, Buildling Efficiency, Infrared People Counting, intelligent buildings, intelligent building systems, intelligent building technology, energy use in buildings, energy loss, Thermal, green buildings, reducing commercial energy usage, infrared technology

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

Office Design & Space Utilization Driven By People Counting Data

Posted by Mike Slevin on Jan 25, 2013 5:06:00 PM

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

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Topics: People Counting, Smart Buildings, buildings, Buildling Efficiency, Facilities Management, movement tracking, people counters, technology innovation, people flow

Smart Buildings: Maximize Utilization. Save Money.

Posted by Brette Bennett on Jan 25, 2013 4:59:00 PM

Thermal technology makes buildings smarter and more efficient. An integrated people counting solution deployed throughout a building increases its intelligence by improving utilization; helping systems constantly evolve to fluctuating occupancies; and lowering overhead costs through reduced energy usage.

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Topics: People Counting, Smart Buildings, Building Utilisation, buildings, Buildling Efficiency, Infrared People Counting, Irisys, Thermal Imaging

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