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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

How Buildings Waste Energy

Posted by Allen Haynes on Feb 17, 2016 2:01:28 PM

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Topics: Smart Buildings, smart HVAC, Energy Waste, HVAC, Earth Day

How can Corporate Offices Save Space, Energy & Money?

Posted by Jeff Riordan on Feb 12, 2016 9:57:26 AM

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

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Topics: Smart Buildings, smart HVAC, energy saving

Smart Buildings Save Energy and Money in the U.S.

Posted by Allen Haynes on Feb 4, 2016 2:03:00 PM

We live in an era of “going green” and reducing our energy footprint. From hybrid cars, to eliminating presevatives and everything in between, being conscious of consumption is prevalent. Yet, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, the United States wastes 30 percent of our overall energy – not so “green” or economical.

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Topics: Smart Buildings, smart HVAC

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