College and university campus buildings have a lot going on—classes, research, dining, and sleeping. Building automation systems must be carefully specified to control the systems within these buildings.
Hospital and health care facility projects are especially important due to their sensitive nature. Engineers chime in on building automation systems (BAS), building management systems (BMS), and controls.
Many would say building automation technology has paved the way for numerous changes in the way structures are monitored and maintained during their lifecycles. Among those changes is the way a building’s energy use is tracked, and subsequently adjusted to make it more green and cost-efficient. As time goes on, such practices may become more common.
M2M technology is all about connecting sensors and devices of all types — the basis of the Internet of Things — in order to provide a wealth of data and communication, allowing for an endless number of results: alerts for building managers about specific pieces of equipment that need repairs, custom notifications to people when buses they plan to take are about to arrive, and other connections that are only possible when things speak to each another.
In 2012, Facebook was responsible for about 384,000 metric tons of CO2e, up from 275,000 in 2011, according to the company’s annual report on carbon emissions and energy use. This includes GHGs from data centers, office space, employee commuting and air travel, data center construction and hardware transportation.