Jane Braun

Jane Braun

Jane Braun is a 25 year Schneider Electric employee with experience in both the Industry and Buildings businesses. After receiving two Masters degrees from Boston University Jane was a Boston cable news anchor and subsequently a newspaper reporter. The colorful part of her career was in the 80s as the PR Manager for the rock band Boston during their Third Stage album comeback.

Prepare Your Home to be Smart

Smart homes that connect appliances, safety, security systems and home energy equipment are a burgeoning trend says a BI Intelligence report. In the first blog, we talked about how the… Read more »

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The Interface is the Solution for Smart Homes

The Internet of Things, (IoT) and smart homes/buildings are getting a lot of buzz. There are good reasons for that — millions of them, in fact. BI Intelligence analysts say… Read more »

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The Role of Device Level Control in Hospitals

You go to a hospital to get better. However, in reality hospitals make many patients sicker – sometimes fatally so. According to the Centers for Disease Control, hospital acquired infections… Read more »

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Is the School Building BMS Ready for School To Begin?

As the last days of summer pass all too quickly, students everywhere are readying themselves for the first day of school. The annual ritual usually involves a checklist that details… Read more »

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The Internet of Things and Device Level Control

The Internet of Things, or IoT, has been getting a lot of attention. That’s understandable since forecasts call for there soon to be tens of billions of connected devices. The… Read more »

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Schools: Avoid Over- and Under-Conditioned Air

School’s out for summer. That’s been the subject of songs and videos, as well as cooking shows. But for facility managers school is effectively out – and in – year… Read more »

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Trends in Device Level Control: Valves and Actuators in School

The first post in this series talked about how the passage of time has both hurt and helped sensors. On one hand, sensors age and get out of calibration. On… Read more »

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Trends in Device Level Control: Sensors in School

You may have a class reunion coming up. Or maybe you’ve just been to one. Something that everyone notices at any reunion – if enough time has passed since the… Read more »

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Valves Deserve Some TLC

The purpose of a building management system is to control and adjust the environmental systems to achieve a desired state while minimizing energy consumption. Variables such as changing occupancy, load… Read more »

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If Valves and Actuators Aren’t Healthy – Neither is the BMS

HVAC equipment including valves, actuators and sensors can account for approximately 35% of energy use in commercial buildings. Efficient, smart buildings manage those costs with reliable HVAC control devices that help… Read more »

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