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5 Key Benefits of Smart Buildings

Posted by Jordan Britchford on Jan 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Smart buildings integrate technology and the IoT to provide solutions to the age old issues of overspend and inefficiency in building construction and use. Within a smart building all the systems are connected, from air conditioning to security and lighting.

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Topics: Smart Buildings, smart building systems, Smart Building Solutions

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

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

People Counting Offers Smart Building Systems more Intelligent Utilization

Posted by Brette Bennett on Mar 12, 2013 8:38:00 PM

Many of the world’s leading retailers use thermal counting devices to quantify how many people enter and exit their stores – and even to capture the analytics that make checkout lines shorter, faster, and more convenient for their customers.

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Topics: People Counting, Smart Buildings, building intelligence, intelligent buildings, intelligent building systems, intelligent building technology, Facilities Management, people counters, smart building systems, smart building technology, intelligent building solutions, building automation, building analytics, building utilization review and repurposing, Smart Building Solutions, energy engineering, smart HVAC, smart lighting

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