Building Management

Goodbye, Green Buildings

I’ve been a self-proclaimed green buildings dork since 2006, when I lived in one of the most sustainable cities in the US—Seattle—and learned the joys of efficient public transportation and… Read more »

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Do Intelligent Buildings Impact The Smart Grid, or is it the Other Way Around?

We are all aware of the aging power grid and the increasing demand of energy we have today. We don’t have to look too far for proof during these hot… Read more »

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VERGE Cities 2.0 Event – Great insights!

Hopefully you managed to listen to the VERGE Cities 2.0 webcast on Wednesday 18th July. It was a great event, discovering why we are all talking so much about the… Read more »

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Questions about Smart Cities? Then VERGE Cities 2.0 is the event for you!

I’m really excited about the VERGE / GreenBiz virtual event scheduled for next Wednesday, July 18 at 8:30 am PST. Municipalities have the challenge of delivering growth, whilst making their… Read more »

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Raise your hand if you like energy prosperity

“The power just went out and I didn’t save that last document!” Does this sound familiar?  We live in a world that is increasingly reliant on energy – global electricity… Read more »

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Go Green in the City

For the second year in a row, I have had the pleasure to be a part of Go Green in the City, an international case challenge for university students. Last… Read more »

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Earth Rangers Energy Management Information System Demo

Below is a recording from Andy Schonberger’s, of Earth Rangers, presentation from CiscoLive US! 2012, June 13th 2012.   Ashley Baker on Google+

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CiscoLive! US 2012 Comes to an End

CiscoLive! US came to a close Thursday, the first beautifully sunny day this week amidst milder temperatures. The ending keynote featured the overwhelmingly attendee demanded Mythbusters. The inspiring talk from… Read more »

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CiscoLive! US a Look Back

“Nothing is future proof but with leadership and values like this it is as close as you can be,” said Cisco CEO, John Chambers in his keynote presentation. Cisco’s innovation, technology… Read more »

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CiscoLive! US 2012 Comes to an End

CiscoLive! US came to a close Thursday, the first beautifully sunny day this week amidst milder temperatures. The ending keynote featured the overwhelmingly attendee demanded Mythbusters. The inspiring talk from Adam Savage… Read more »

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Greenbuild 2012 Day 2

See all GreenBuild 2012 posts.   One of the high points of Day 2 was the Women in Green Power Breakfast. How many meetings start with the animated reading of a… Read more »

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EE Global 2012

The Alliance to Save Energy welcomed energy efficiency evangelists from around the world to EE Global, what they call “the crème de la crème of energy efficiency conferences.”  Schneider Electric… Read more »

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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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How Collaboration Can Make Buildings Greener and Better

Collaboration has always been part of my DNA, from my early days as big sister; gathering the cousins around my brand new cassette tape recorder in Grandma’s bedroom on Christmas day… Read more »

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IoT and EcoXpert might be your next best bet

The new IoT business model Earlier this year I explained how IoT is changing the business model of our partners. At the center of this transformation are the intelligence and… Read more »

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Choosing LED lighting for enclosures: 6 important features

In the quest for improved energy efficiency and lower energy costs, most parts of the globe have begun adopting LED technology. And the trend shows no sign of abating. A… Read more »

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CiscoLive at Petco Park

Wednesday night brought CiscoLive attendees to San Diego’s Petco Park, across from the convention center. Cisco provided food, drink, games, and music as a thanks to its customers. The show included… Read more »

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How connected products and services boost smart building performance

This is the third in a series of posts discussing the recent report from industry analyst Verdantix titled ‘Schneider Electric Innovates To Lower Cost Of Smart Buildings’. The first two… Read more »

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Benefits of IT and FM Cooperation Are Real and Crucial

The need for cooperation between the facilities and IT departments in ongoing data center maintenance and upgrades isn’t just a good thing. It’s a necessary one. Changes in data center… Read more »

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Facility Managers- Hardworking Multitaskers…or Superheroes…you decide

It might be my lifelong love of comic books talking, but I am starting to believe that my building’s facility manager is truly a super hero. By day, her alter… Read more »

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Green Buildings: Why India Needs so Many of Them

The energy consumption in the buildings sector is one of the highest, and so they provide us with a huge opportunity for energy savings. In India, experts say that close… Read more »

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Greenbuild 2012 Day 2

See all GreenBuild 2012 posts.   One of the high points of Day 2 was the Women in Green Power Breakfast. How many meetings start with the animated reading of a… Read more »

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For Security Systems, 99% Availability May Be No Where Near Good Enough

When you think about the applications that your business needs to be continually available, most likely systems like transaction processing and, these days, even email come to mind. They are… Read more »

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When developing a Smart Grid roadmap, take the golden road

In a previous post, I mentioned that utilities need a “roadmap to success” for meeting the challenges of a Smart Grid transformation. Making this change is daunting, but strategic planning… Read more »

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Sprawling Utah School District Gains Control Over Energy Use and Cuts Costs by 7%

School districts have demanding requirements when it comes to energy use. When school is in session, buildings need to be well-lit and comfortable no matter the outdoor temperature. After school… Read more »

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Valves: Unseen and Unsung Heroes

They don’t get the publicity a summer blockbuster brings. They don’t benefit from catchy and mysterious phrases about how to save the world. But, while unseen and unsung, valves are… Read more »

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The Smart Hospital: 5 Benefits of Intelligence

As my first post in this series showed, demographics are causing healthcare demand to outpace budgets. Hospitals are tasked with the need to do more with less, while also keeping… Read more »

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How to Know When to Upgrade Your Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Systems

Written by Guest Blogger, Richard Parapar Pharmaceutical manufacturing is an essential part of the healthcare industry landscape, and it’s one that’s constantly evolving, especially as technology continues to advance. But… Read more »

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Telefonica: A Digital Telco Journey

Tier 4 data centers by nature use a significant amount of electricity, the result of all the redundancy built in to create reliability. So it stands to reason that if… Read more »

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EcoStruxure – The Backbone of a Smart Building Strategy

We’re in midst of a revolution in the way buildings are run. Occupants want more control over workspaces than ever before and live by the “there’s an app for that”… Read more »

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