Articles Tagged: building efficiency

A BEMS Benefit: HVAC and Electrical Cooperation

In my last post, I talked about how software and BEMS can make a building more comfortable and its occupants more productive. Here I’m going to discuss how a building… Read more »

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How energy storage makes smart buildings leaner and greener

This is the fourth in a series of posts discussing the recent report from industry analyst Verdantix titled ‘Schneider Electric Innovates To Lower Cost Of Smart Buildings’. So far, we’ve… Read more »

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Use the Right Software to Get Comfortable

As noted in the previous post in this series, a building energy management system, a BEMS, can increase productivity and comfort. That’s not surprising if you think about it because… Read more »

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Getting Comfortable with a BEMS

So far, I’ve covered the connectivity, sensors and digital hub of a BEMS, a building energy management system. Now, let’s talk about what that infrastructure should be used for. It’s… Read more »

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Software Improves Building Systems Connectivity and Efficiency

In my previous post, I talked about how the IoT – the Internet of Things – means there will soon be many more connected sensors and devices. Within a few… Read more »

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How Circuit-level Intelligence Feeds IoT Success in Smart Buildings

This is the second 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 post… Read more »

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How IoT is Lowering the Cost of Operations for Smart Buildings

A recently released report from industry analyst Verdantix titled ‘Schneider Electric Innovates To Lower Cost Of Smart Buildings’ describes development streams the company is leading to help facility managers improve… Read more »

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Management Services and the IoT

My first post in this series provided an overview of the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) in buildings. The second and third posts examined software and hardware effects…. Read more »

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Buildings and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a lot of attention these days. There are some eye popping reasons for that – billions and trillions of them. The first is… 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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Energy Data Maximizing The Power Of The Cloud

Internet connectivity and cloud computing have significantly changed what is expected of a traditional smart building system. The application of analytics to the vast quantities of “big data” that can… Read more »

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How IoT is Lowering the Cost of Operations for Smart Buildings

A recently released report from industry analyst Verdantix titled ‘Schneider Electric Innovates To Lower Cost Of Smart Buildings’ describes development streams the company is leading to help facility managers improve… Read more »

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Buildings and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a lot of attention these days. There are some eye popping reasons for that – billions and trillions of them. The first is… Read more »

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BEMS (Building Energy Management Systems) Provide Critical Compliance Data to Facility Managers

Most facility managers (fms) are well aware of the environmental impact of their buildings. According to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, buildings account for 39% of carbon dioxide (CO2)… Read more »

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What Keeps Facilities Managers up at Night: And How You Can Avoid Counting Sheep Yourself

When we talk to facility managers and C-level site managers, we always try to understand what their pain points are and see how we might be able to help. What’s… Read more »

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Management Services and the IoT

My first post in this series provided an overview of the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) in buildings. The second and third posts examined software and hardware effects…. Read more »

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Metering a Bigger Requirement Under California’s Updated Title 24

California’s Title 24 energy standards have long been some of the most demanding efficiency guidelines in the country, and the 2013 updates  (which went into effect July 1, 2014) continue… Read more »

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Wireless Technology and its Butterfly Effect is Optimizing Building Management Systems

A flyer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s EnergyStar program proclaims this startling fact: The average building wastes 30% of the energy it consumes due to inefficiencies. How is this… Read more »

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5 Ways Integrated Electrical Panels Deliver Solid ROI In Both New and Refurbished Buildings

When it comes to building or refurbishing any commercial building, time is money. The longer it takes to complete the job, the longer it will be before the building owner… Read more »

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Tackling The Terminology: What Is A Building Energy Management System Anyway?

Controlling the environment inside buildings is not a modern endeavor. In fact, did you know that experimentation with building automation devices began as early as 270 B.C.? A water clock,… Read more »

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Go with the Flow to Select the Right Valve

Sometimes you have to go with the flow. When it comes to fluids, it’s the job of a valve to make things go or stop. But, valves do more than… Read more »

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Metering a Bigger Requirement Under California’s Updated Title 24

California’s Title 24 energy standards have long been some of the most demanding efficiency guidelines in the country, and the 2013 updates  (which went into effect July 1, 2014) continue… Read more »

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Tackling The Terminology: What Is A Building Energy Management System Anyway?

Controlling the environment inside buildings is not a modern endeavor. In fact, did you know that experimentation with building automation devices began as early as 270 B.C.? A water clock,… Read more »

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CO2 Sensors, Goldilocks, and Creating a Building Management System that Works Just Right

Goldilocks was on to something. Her trick for finding the happy medium between extremes is a principle that applies to a lot of different areas – including building ventilation. Getting… Read more »

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Wireless Technology and its Butterfly Effect is Optimizing Building Management Systems

A flyer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s EnergyStar program proclaims this startling fact: The average building wastes 30% of the energy it consumes due to inefficiencies. How is this… Read more »

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How IoT is Lowering the Cost of Operations for Smart Buildings

A recently released report from industry analyst Verdantix titled ‘Schneider Electric Innovates To Lower Cost Of Smart Buildings’ describes development streams the company is leading to help facility managers improve… Read more »

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Save More Energy by Turning Off Power Receptacles

Did you know that next to lighting, plug load equipment is the highest consumer of electrical power in a building? And plug load consumption continues to grow as more electronic… Read more »

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Retrofit Buildings and Everybody Makes Money

It isn’t as headline grabbing or as history-making as the world’s tallest building, but retrofitting existing buildings can make money for building owners and controls contractors. What’s more, advanced technology… Read more »

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Software Improves Building Systems Connectivity and Efficiency

In my previous post, I talked about how the IoT – the Internet of Things – means there will soon be many more connected sensors and devices. Within a few… Read more »

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BEMS (Building Energy Management Systems) Provide Critical Compliance Data to Facility Managers

Most facility managers (fms) are well aware of the environmental impact of their buildings. According to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, buildings account for 39% of carbon dioxide (CO2)… Read more »

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