Articles Tagged: BMS

Denison University F.W. Olin Science Hall’s Energy Efficiency Transformation

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the nation’s higher education institutions spend almost $14 billion annually on energy – and those costs are expected to climb. Coupled with constrained… Read more »

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Bringing Buildings up to ‘Internet of Things’ Speed

This is the fifth post in the Better Buildings Challenge Blog Series. A mere five years ago, the Internet of Things (IoT) was still just a trendy buzzword associated with a futuristic… Read more »

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More Data, More Problems: How to Manage Big Data Analysis with a Smaller Staff

This is the fourth post in the Better Buildings Challenge Blog Series. Anyone who has ever worked with a facility manager in a commercial building knows the number of tasks they… Read more »

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Show Me the Money: Leveraging Building Data for Long-Term Operational Savings

This is the third post in the Better Buildings Challenge Blog Series. Anyone who has been involved in building a new facility or retrofitting an existing one is more than familiar… Read more »

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Teach an Old Building New Tricks

This is the second post in the Better Buildings Challenge Blog Series. Now more than ever, there is a huge awareness of the global community’s use of energy resources, as well… Read more »

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Better Buildings Challenge: Connecting Disparate Energy Initiatives

This is the first post in the Better Buildings Challenge Blog Series. It may be disheartening to learn that nearly a third of energy used in commercial buildings is wasted… Read more »

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Build a Firm BMS Foundation with Field Devices

As the Three Little Pigs discovered, paying attention to building basics is important. Failing to do so can have unpleasant – and potentially disastrous – consequences. On the other hand,… Read more »

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With a BMS (Building Management System), Get Greener and Improve Power Quality

It’s not easy being green, a point first made by a talking frog. Building owners and managers can become environmentally and financially greener by monitoring electricity and its usage. Doing… 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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Wireless technology is changing the playing field for building owners. That’s cool.

Wireless technology drives devices that we use every day – our smart phones, tablets, laptops, GPS, and more. How cool is that for us? Wireless technology can also mean better… Read more »

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BMS and DCIM Integration: Not Just for the Enterprise Market Anymore

The growing trend toward higher density through virtualization and cloud computing requires facilities and IT to be constantly aligned. This means that a comprehensive management solution is essential to the… Read more »

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Wireless technology is changing the playing field for building owners. That’s cool.

Wireless technology drives devices that we use every day – our smart phones, tablets, laptops, GPS, and more. How cool is that for us? Wireless technology can also mean better… Read more »

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Is it HOT in here, or is it just ME? Building Management Software and Cisco House in London

In my last blog, I discussed my amazing experience at Cisco House in London and Schneider Electric’s small part in making it possible- our Building Management System and Energy Management… Read more »

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How Standardization Helps Interxion Maximize Uptime in its Data Centers

During a presentation he made to an assembled audience of CIOs and data center professionals at Schneider Electric’s Power to the Cloud event, Lex Coors was very clear about the… Read more »

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Clearing up Confusion around DCIM

I recently had an article published in Data Center Journal about data center infrastructure management (DCIM) that I thought was worth sharing on this blog. In a nutshell, the article… Read more »

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How safe are your building operations from cyber attacks?

Although estimates vary, businesses worldwide lose billions each year to cyber crime, according to a report by McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The modern building management… Read more »

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Surviving the Summer Heat Wave with Smart Energy Consumption

This week’s weather headlines are downright scary: the Weather Channel warns of the “Dangerous Situation on Tap for Southwest” and CNN notes that “Heat Scorches One Part of US.” My… Read more »

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Interoperability is More than Integration

Imagine you’re a customer and you buy two products from Schneider Electric that come from two different business units. Maybe they’re both cooling systems, one from our Buildings unit and… Read more »

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Better Buildings Challenge: Connecting Disparate Energy Initiatives

This is the first post in the Better Buildings Challenge Blog Series. It may be disheartening to learn that nearly a third of energy used in commercial buildings is wasted… Read more »

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Bringing Buildings up to ‘Internet of Things’ Speed

This is the fifth post in the Better Buildings Challenge Blog Series. A mere five years ago, the Internet of Things (IoT) was still just a trendy buzzword associated with a futuristic… Read more »

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BMS and DCIM Integration: Not Just for the Enterprise Market Anymore

The growing trend toward higher density through virtualization and cloud computing requires facilities and IT to be constantly aligned. This means that a comprehensive management solution is essential to the… Read more »

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Wireless technology is changing the playing field for building owners. That’s cool.

Wireless technology drives devices that we use every day – our smart phones, tablets, laptops, GPS, and more. How cool is that for us? Wireless technology can also mean better… Read more »

2 Comments

Surviving the Summer Heat Wave with Smart Energy Consumption

This week’s weather headlines are downright scary: the Weather Channel warns of the “Dangerous Situation on Tap for Southwest” and CNN notes that “Heat Scorches One Part of US.” My… Read more »

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3 Key Tools to Cut Costs and Boost Efficiency When Offering a BMS (Building Management Systems)

Those contracted to install a BMS, a building management system, face several challenges. Chief among these are cost and perception, two sides of the same coin. A BMS is increasingly considered… Read more »

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Denison University F.W. Olin Science Hall’s Energy Efficiency Transformation

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the nation’s higher education institutions spend almost $14 billion annually on energy – and those costs are expected to climb. Coupled with constrained… Read more »

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BMS: Improving Efficiency While Leaving No Building Behind

For building owners and end users, efficiency comes in many forms. One is energy efficiency through the use of a BMS, a building management system. With a BMS, significant savings… 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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Is it HOT in here, or is it just ME? Building Management Software and Cisco House in London

In my last blog, I discussed my amazing experience at Cisco House in London and Schneider Electric’s small part in making it possible- our Building Management System and Energy Management… Read more »

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With a BMS (Building Management System), Get Greener and Improve Power Quality

It’s not easy being green, a point first made by a talking frog. Building owners and managers can become environmentally and financially greener by monitoring electricity and its usage. Doing… Read more »

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Better Buildings Challenge: Connecting Disparate Energy Initiatives

This is the first post in the Better Buildings Challenge Blog Series. It may be disheartening to learn that nearly a third of energy used in commercial buildings is wasted… Read more »

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