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The Mockingjay in Nest

Nest Labs was a portfolio company of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers before it was purchased by Google in December of 2013. The deal was a key talking point for both sides in the recent gender discrimination trial that pitted the VC firm against former Junior Partner, Ellen Pao. 1,330 more words

Energy Efficient Buildings

Kerala - Gods own Country ?

The 11th Kerala Environment Congress (KEC 2015) will be held at Kottayam, from 6th to 8th May, 2015.

The focal theme of this year’s Congress is… 1,919 more words

Susutainable Buildings & Climate Initiatives

Round up the Right Data, Not Usual Suspects

“Round up the usual suspects,” is one of the classic quotes from the 1942 film Casablanca. When this phrase is muttered as the plan of action, you’re far from the truth. 1,017 more words

Building Automation

Reducing Energy Consumption of Buildings

The “Trias Energetica Concept” suggest that we should first find a way to reduce energy consumption before developing alternative energy source, such as renewable energy. It is possible by avoiding waste and implementing energy-saving measures. 500 more words


Romancing the Rules

Can mastering machine-learning rules for email, messaging, social media feeds and other collaboration tools make us better occupants and operators of  intelligent buildings?

I didn’t know that using traditional email was so… 1,312 more words


Debunking Top 5 Building Analytics Misconceptions

“Using Analytics is like Information Alchemy. You Can Turn Data into Money,”  said John Petze, Partner at SkyFoundry, developer of the SkySpark analytics platform. … 1,606 more words


"Standardizing the Internet of Things" by Jim Sinopoli

By now, we all know the basics of the Internet of Things (IoT).   Everything will be connected to every other thing using the internet. The “things” that will be connected are embedded computing devices with special purpose programming for a single application (heart monitoring implants, biochip transponders on animals, smart thermostat systems etc.), systems and services. 138 more words

Building Automation