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The Non-Energy Benefits of Smart Buildings

The Non-Energy Benefits of Smart Buildings

Smart buildings monitor energy efficiency, but what are they really tracking? The Guardian, June 13, 2016 Most commercial buildings in Australia already have building management systems in place to monitor and adjust energy and water usage for maximum efficiency. Take the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, for example. The Adelaide research building uses

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Leveraging BAS Solutions to Drive Business and Improved Service

Simplified BAS Solutions are Feasible and Cost-Effective for Smaller Commercial Buildings Contracting Business, May 24, 2016. Image credit: According to the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), only about 10 percent of buildings in the United States use a BAS or central controls to manage building systems. Buildings that do use a BAS are typically

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The Phononic Cooling Revolution Emerges

The Phononic solid state heating and cooling revolution is almost here Treehugger, May 9, 2016 In 2014 TreeHugger covered Phononic and its solid state cooling devices, suggesting that we may be on the verge of a cooling revolution. These were devices that they believed could actually replace compressor technologies in our fridges and our air

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Do Smart Thermostats Really Save Consumers Money?

Can smart thermostats really help save money on your energy bill? Global News, May 1, 2016. Image credit: Nest According to a recent study commissioned by Telus, one of the greatest perceived benefits of living in a “smarter” home includes saving money and being greener. Of those who currently own a smart home gadget, 36

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Utilities Will Benefit From IoT Devices

What utilities expect from the Internet of Things Intelligent Utility, April 21, 2016. Image credit: geralt For utilities, the smart grid era unleashed not only millions of these new IoT devices, but also more data that utilities need to analyze and understand to make better decisions about their networks.  In fact, 63 percent of utility respondents

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The State of Technology: Building Automation Systems

Frank Arena, ERS, for Zondits. April 20, 2016. Image credit: RichardLey Building automation technology has come a long way over the years, thanks to advances in communication, which have helped to drive the development of electronic control technologies. These advances have made what was once a sketchy and maintenance-heavy control scheme into one that is powerful

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Intelligent Technology Builds Smarter Cities

How smart cities (will) work Extreme Tech, April 19, 2016. Image credit: davidpheat Energy and Utilities We have a connected electric grid that allows utilities to redirect power based on demand. What we don’t have – broadly deployed at least– is the intelligence to better monitor and control energy usage in homes, offices, factories, and warehouses,

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Envizi Adds “Below the Energy Meter” Services to Portfolio

Envizi uses IoT to learn building energy efficiency IoT Hub, April 4, 2016. Image credit: gr8effect Australian energy management software maker Envizi is turning to IoT to get more granular insight of a building’s energy use. The company, which services about 130 enterprise clients, started in 2004 as a technology platform provider for reading smart meters

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