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KMC Controls has released its Control Basic Block editor, introducing block programming to its KMC BACnet Controllers.

Control Basic Block Editor By KMC Controls

Control Basic Block Editor By KMC Controls

KMC Controls has released its Control Basic Block editor, introducing block programming to its KMC BACnet Controllers.

Metasys® 8.0 From Johnson Controls

Latest release of Metasys® building automation system (BAS) enhancements boosts productivity, improves energy efficiency, and helps protect against cyber threats.

Question Of The Week: What Is A High Performance Building?

To be considered "high performance," buildings must optimize across multiple attributes, including not only energy efficiency and sustainability, but also productivity, security and functionality.

Five Benefits You’re Missing If Your BAS Is Out Of Date

Understanding the newest benefits and features today’s modern building automation systems (BAS) offer can help you recognize when it’s time to upgrade.

Sacramento Kings, Johnson Controls Team Up At Golden 1 Center

Golden 1 Center, the Sacramento Kings' new entertainment and sports venue, will be operationally smarter, safer, and more sustainable to enhance the fan experience.

PointGrab Joins Cisco Digital Ceiling Initiative For Smarter Buildings

PointGrab’s edge-analytics smart sensor, CogniPoint™, complements the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework by providing industry-leading occupancy analytics with low cost and intelligent connectivity.

Predictive Analytics For “Low-Tech” Facilities

For portfolios lacking built-in sensor technology, networked HVAC components, and other big data tools, a probabilistic model can provide actionable insights.

Russelectric Training Simulators From Russelectric

PC-based simulator allows personnel to train on the operation of their switchgear in an office environment.

Current, powered by GE, Utilizing Tridium’s Niagara Framework

Tridium's IoT software platform will be used with Predix, GE's industrial-strength cloud environment, to capture and analyze the volume, velocity, and variety of machine data generated across buildings.

Rise Of IoT Prompts Facility Professionals To Invest In Analytics

Lack of resources and investment rank as top challenges to interpreting building data, according to a new study by Schneider Electric.

Energy, Water Conservation Measures Planned For Kentucky Prisons

Siemens has been awarded a $38.6M contract by the Federal Bureau of Prisons to implement energy and water conservation measures that will save $2.5M annually at two correctional facilities in eastern Kentucky.

ENERGY STAR Baseline Shift: How EMS Can Help Prepare Your Facility

Whether you want to identify cost savings, optimize energy usage, or monitor ENERGY STAR score fluctuations, energy management software offers an easy and effective method of adapting to the upcoming benchmarking shift.

ASHRAE Funds Thermal Comfort Database Project

Creation of a database to help better understand human thermal comfort in residential and commercial buildings is being funded through an ASHRAE grant program.

Survey: What Is Your Cyber Security Role?

As part of a research partnership, this survey asks facility managers, commissioning and other consultants, and IT personnel to weigh in on cyber security for facilities.

Cyber Security In Real Estate

With headlines of cyber attacks on victims ranging from bank cards and Target to a Hollywood movie studio, the issue of cyber security has become top of mind. Facility executives should note several risks, remedies, and misconceptions about cyber security and building systems.

Facility Executive of the Year 2016: Keeping Costs In Check

In Hamilton County, OH, Ralph W. Linne, director of county facilities, tames management tasks with technology and shapes a long-term energy plan.

Are You Being Smart About Your IoT Deployment?

When it comes to technological advances, the devil is in the details. In the case of the Internet of Things, those details are proper deployment and support of IoT devices and the networks they rely on.

Question of the Week: Which Trends Will Impact The Workplace In 2016?

Flexibility, mobility, and IoT are among the real estate and facility management trends that are expected to dominate the workplace in 2016.

Question Of The Week: EMS, BMS, Or Both?

Do you use energy management, building management, or both to measure and manage energy use? Do you think they are one and the same?

Teaching Old Buildings New Tricks

Retrofit or forward-fit? Smart systems give new life—and new return on investment—to aging facilities.

Facilities In The IoT Equation

The first step for facilities managers on the road to developing their IoT strategies is to understand what it really means for an organization.

Question Of The Week: Where Is Your Wireless Technology?

Wireless technology has impacted virtually all aspects of facility management systems.

Smart Design For Smart Building Tools

Design-led technology makes things simple, engaging, and easy to understand.

Energy Management Systems (EMS) 2.0?

In an apparent paradigm shift, increased and broader functionality is changing what defines an EMS.

Benefits Of Integrating Lighting And HVAC Controls

As building automation systems continue to evolve, facility managers can use these systems' capabilities to integrate lighting and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

October Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This web exclusive article looks at the vulnerability of smart building systems and provides a checklist of cybersecurity measures to help minimize hack attempts.

Technology And FM: Wireless Control For Older Facilities

A lighter footprint makes this approach an attractive one for controlling building systems in existing structures.

Global Building Energy Management Solutions Market Forecast

TechSci Research announces a new market research report, "Global Building Energy Management Solutions Market Forecast & Opportunities."

Revenues For Smart Building Applications To Grow 150% Globally By 2017

The global market for integrated equipment in buildings is forecast to grow at an average annual rate of 20.3%—from $12.6 billion in 2012 to $31.6 billion by 2017. As a proportion of overall building equipment investment, smart applications are forecast to increase from 8% to 14% over the same period.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: BAS Optimization Methods

Building automation systems are extremely useful strategic tools, but one facility management professional needs input on their power saving capabilities.

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