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Navigating the New Landscape of Energy Efficiency, Renewables and Microgrids

The building automation and controls industry sits at the nexus of a building’s solar arrays and its microgrid, as well as at the seat of its transactive energy potential with neighboring microgrids. 1,135 more words

Building Automation

For Gourmet Tenant Experiences, Mix Sensor Data and an Open Tech Stack

by Simon Troup, Head of Data Services, OpenSensors.io

Expect the early adopters of ‘enchanted’ buildings to be our employers. The World Green Building Council estimates that we spend 10% of our costs on facilities management and 90% on executing our business. 794 more words

Building Automation

Building Controls Beyond Protocol Wars

by Greg Shank, Principal, Altura Associates

Does the next phase in building controls have to take on the dynamic of Betamax vs. VHS or Android vs. 909 more words

Building Automation

Buildings IoT Architectures and Examples

“Hats Off” to the Realcomm team and to the Intelligent Buildings industry that they represent. They nailed the architecture for the Buildings Internet of Things (B-IoT) about 24 months before the big IT brands at the core of the IIC — Cisco, Intel, IBM, GE — offered theirs. 701 more words


As Goes the Work, So Goes the Workplace

These images from the 1960 movie ‘The Apartment” capture the office productivity tools typical of the era. Tech analyst Ben Evans pointed me to them in his article… 944 more words

Building Automation

A New Energy Management System

A single, integrated engineering team should collaborate on all software programming and optimization tasks – controls, analytics, and workflow management – during design and construction. The resulting data platform can evolve into a building energy management system that will serve the building’s on-going commissioning needs through its useful life. 1,064 more words


Buildings IoT Industry Gives Industrial Internet Consortium Something to Reference

On June 17th the Industrial Internet Consortium, with companies like Cisco, Intel, GE and IBM at the core, formally released its IoT Reference Architecture Document, making it available for complementary… 450 more words