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How Vector 4D can Turn Your Building Into a Smart Building

Posted by Tom Bell on Feb 15, 2019 2:18:37 PM

The incorporation of interconnected digital devices and applications into organisational tasks has revolutionised many of today’s industries. As company processes continue to evolve, it becomes increasingly important to customise your commercial buildings for peak productivity in order to meet the needs of the modern workforce demographics.  

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Topics: Smart Buildings, Vector 4D

7 Innovative Ways Organisations are Using Smart Buildings to Save Money

Posted by Nick Stogdale on Feb 6, 2019 3:43:13 PM

The future of commercial real estate (CRE) is looking smart. With increased government pressure on businesses to incorporate sustainable processes into their organisations, as well as mounting social demand for better residential and work environments, it makes sense to start revolutionising your property and preparing your buildings for greater efficiency.

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Topics: Smart Buildings

Five Key Benefits of Smart Buildings

Posted by Allen Haynes on Jun 25, 2018 2:19:15 PM

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Topics: Smart Buildings

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

How can space management work for an office environment?

Posted by Jordan Britchford on Sep 7, 2017 4:40:59 PM

Most companies or other large organisations require a large estate of office space to locate their administration, research, customer services, and other functions – and these office spaces represent a significant cost. Understanding how this space is being used and what improvements can be made is a big part of what makes  a modern Smart Building. Here are some of the best ways that a space management system can help organisations take an evidence-based approach to running their office facilities.

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Topics: Smart Buildings

How Data Analytics Affect Building Performance

Posted by Allen Haynes on Apr 12, 2017 7:36:00 PM

A building operates much like a machine – there are many behind-the-scenes mechanisms that affect operation and performance. Elements such as lighting, space conditioning, tenant usage, and occupancy makeup the operation of a building.  It is important to properly understand these fluctuating systems to maximize efficiency and occupant comfort.

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Topics: People Counting, Smart Buildings, commercial energy usage, data analytics, building operations, usage trends, energy

How National Grid & Irisys Rolled Out Innovative Smart Building Solution

Posted by Mike Slevin on Apr 28, 2016 1:00:09 PM

In 2013 Irisys was approached by National Grid to help monitor its building utilisation as part of its wider Smart Work Space initiative. National Grid were looking for an unobtrusive way of automatically determining building and floorplate occupancy that wouldn’t require any active involvement from its staff and would respect their privacy. After evaluating a few different technology solutions they approached Irisys, aware of our long history of accurately counting people in retail and transportation.

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Topics: Smart Buildings

The State of Smart Buildings in 2016: It's all about people

Posted by Jeff Riordan on Mar 10, 2016 10:55:36 AM

In an era of smart phones, the smart grid, and even smart cars is it any wonder that the buildings which 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, smart HVAC, energy saving

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