Inspiration & Innovation: Today’s — and Tomorrow’s — Building IoT

By blending physical assets, sensors, and cloud based computation, the Internet of Things (IoT) vastly expands the reach of information technology for the buildings industry. The possibilities that arise from the ability to monitor and control things in the physical world electronically have inspired a surge of innovation and enthusiasm. Why is the incorporation of [...]

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3 Ways AI is Making Buildings Smarter

The future of AI in buildings is bright, but humans will always be needed to properly utilize and direct the technology. To most individuals, commercial buildings are viewed as brick and mortar, static structures. There is, however, a complex technological side to commercial buildings—from the software platforms that control elevators to smart lighting—that is often [...]

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Three Smart Building Technologies Offer New Energy Management Choices

By Steve Nguyen This year, the smart buildings market is estimated to become a $50 billion industry, according to Research and Markets. This growth is being driven by numerous factors, including the falling prices of Building Internet of Things (IoT) devices, a new generation of facility managers, regional mandates, and more. As such, facilities managers [...]

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‘Digital Twin’ May Be Essential Tool for Building Optimization

The 2018 market for smart buildings is estimated at $50 billion according to Research and Markets. This is being driven by numerous factors, including the falling prices of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, a new generation of facilities managers, regional mandates, and more. As such, facilities managers will continue to seek new advanced solutions that [...]

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Bridging The Gap: Buildings And The Internet Of Everything

A key to this transition is creating an adaptive technology framework for the future of artificial intelligence in the building environment. By Michael Nark With the ushering in of the Internet age, many argue that every aspect of daily life will soon be fully integrated with the web. Internet pioneer Steve Case of AOL fame [...]

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Five questions to answer: Do you think holistically about building data?

The building industry is making leaps and bounds in the direction of intelligent buildings as well as attaining a deeper understanding of the interdependent systems within these buildings. While this is true, technically, it’s the building owners and operators who most need to adopt, and adapt to, the capabilities of technological advances. Owners and operators [...]

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