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Smart City Designs Earn ASU Sustainability Students Verizon Grants

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Credit: Arizona State University Last fall, Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability teamed up with Verizon to offer a groundbreaking new course — the Smart City and Technology Innovation Challenge. Students spent the semester learning about the latest in smart technologies, brainstorming how they could be applied to cities, and transforming them into business propositions. After reviewing all of the entries, three students’ projects were recently selected to receive grants from Verizon. First Place: PHXflow First-place winner Alex Slaymaker is in her second year in the School of Sustainability’s Master of Sustainability Solutions program and has a passion for eliminating waste. “Cities of the future will view sending waste to the landfill as an outdated inefficiency that hurts their bottom line and reputation,” she said. Slaymaker’s waste-reducing proposition, PHXflow, is a vibrant online waste networking platform created for small- and medium-sized businesses interested in selling, donating, purchasing or exchanging unwanted materials with other businesses in the Phoenix metropolitan area. “Picture a for all different kinds of waste, from wooden crates to leftovers,” Slaymaker explained. In Phoenix alone, enough waste is generated in one year to fill Chase Stadium seven times. Although recovered materials account for one stadium’s capacity, the Brookings Institute estimates that over $500 million worth are exported from the Phoenix metropolitan area each year. Half are sent across the world to Asia, where they are transformed into new products that are sold back to the United States. The remaining six stadiums worth of waste are sent to landfills, even though 50 percent is compostable, 15 percent is recyclable, and 23 percent is recoverable. PHXflow aims to correct this by allowing companies to inject by-products back into the regional supply chain so that others can create wealth from what would otherwise be waste — a matchmaking proposition now backed by a $5,000 grant. Second Place: BetR-block, LLC Christopher Frettoloso, the second-place recipient of $2,000, conceived BetR-block, LLC. BetR-blok, pronounced “better block,” manufactures sustainable, low-cost building materials from recycled paper and other cellulosic materials. The company designed and built low-cost, energy-efficient equipment to pulp, mix and press recycled paper, cardboard,… NOTE:This is a summary of a post found on Real Street Tech | The Smart Place For CRE.Parts of it may be missing.View the full original article at:

Free Webinar: Smart Buildings, Internet of Things, And What It All Means For Your Career

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We are on the cusp of the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution, which will not only change the way we interact with technology in the workplace but shape your career as a Facility Manager. Now is the time to decide if you want to be a dinosaur or a superstar! Facility managers have been deploying building automation technologies such as lighting in enterprise buildings for many years. Since this is the most ubiquitous network in a commercial building it is poised to become the lynchpin of the Internet of Things. This webinar explores the convergence of Operational Technology platforms such as lighting and temperature controls, and Information Technology (IT), which refers to anything related to computing technology such as networking and software. What you will learn: What does IoT mean to you and why is it so important. Why OT and IT departments will merge. How you can deliver savings and operational efficiencies today while developing a sound enterprise IoT platform for your organization. Why the Facility Manager will play a pivotal role in the organization in this new world.   Smart Buildings, Internet of Things, And What It All Means For Your Career Date: October 21, 2015 Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDTFeatured Speakers: Derek Proudian and Mandeep Khera Derek Proudian is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Daintree Networks. Derek is an industry IT veteran who has been tracking the Internet revolution since 1980. He has a wealth of experience in various areas of technology, including IP switches, artificial intelligence, hardware, big data and more.   Mandeep Khera is Vice President of Marketing & Channels at Daintree Networks. He brings over two decades of experience in marketing, sales, general management and other functions in Enterprise Software, SaaS/Cloud, and Managed Services.     Moderated by Facility Executive Editor in Chief Anne Cosgrove       To register for this event, sponsored by Daintree Networks and brought to you by Facility Executive, click this link. Other posts by Real Street Tech NOTE:This is a summary of a post found on Real Street Tech | The Smart Place For CRE.Parts of it may be missing.View the full original article at:

USC Adds Bachelor’s Degree In Real Estate Development

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USC Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Development students visit the downtown L.A. office of developer Greenland USA. (Photo by Deirdre Flanagan) The University of Southern California (USC) Price School of Public Policy has launched a new Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Development degree program.  The new Price School will teach undergraduate students to understand the finance and investment facets of the field, as well as the impact that real estate development has on communities, according to an article by Matthew Kredell. USC Price is now one of only three research universities nationwide with a specific real estate bachelor’s degree. Students will gain exposure to and training in real estate fundamentals, development, real estate market analysis, advanced finance investment, history of planning and development, and designing livable communities. “While professional training in a specialized field, such as real estate, is important, there is a growing body of evidence that shows the value of an interdisciplinary education at the undergraduate level — education that also incorporates an understanding of people and their behavior, institutions and policies, and how society functions,” said USC Price Dean Jack Knott. “This broader approach to education, combined with solid training in the technical core, helps to foster critical thinking and creativity, essential ingredients in entrepreneurship and innovation.” Christian Redfearn, the Borstein Family Endowed Professor of Real Estate and director of real estate programs at USC Price, helped develop the new undergraduate program that will focus on urban context. “Price students are trained to look at the interaction between people and place, and the consequences that may have on development,” explained Redfearn. “As such, we believe that the Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Development exposes students to the broader context of real estate development, allowing them to launch their careers by grasping the full structure of the industry and its role in society. We will require students to master real estate finance, but there’s more to real estate. When you make a bet on a property, you’re typically making a bet on a neighborhood and city. Valuing real estate well requires knowing why both change. The context… NOTE:This is a summary of a post found on Real Street Tech | The Smart Place For CRE.Parts of it may be missing.View the full original article at:

BOMI International And Spring Arbor University Partner To Create New Facilities Management Major

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The partnership incorporates three BOMI International Facilities Management Certificate (FMC) offerings into a selection of Spring Arbor University’s Organizational Management major and Business major courses.