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Not all human skills can be replicated by a machine no matter how sophisticated. Here’s how smart organizations are strategically automating workplace tools to boost human capabilities.


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Not all human skills can be replicated by a machine no matter how sophisticated. Here’s how smart organizations are strategically automating workplace tools to boost human capabilities.

Building Automation

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Building Automation articles below.


Workplace Automation: Predictions And Reality

Not all human skills can be replicated by a machine no matter how sophisticated. Here’s how smart organizations are strategically automating workplace tools to boost human capabilities.

The BACnet Institute Launches User Community

Geared for facility owners/operators and other stakeholders, this online resource is a portal to industry expertise about the BACnet protocol for building automation and control networks.

Zoo Facilities And Building Automation

Zoo animals need climate control and security, too. InsideIQ, an alliance of building automation contractors, apply human-centric practices (and more) to these facility projects.

New Built Environment Technology Association Launched

BETA will help the real estate, construction, design, urban planning and facility management industries better understand and use contemporary and developing technologies for the built environment.

New WebCTRL Chilled Water System Optimizer By ALC

Automated Logic Corporation's new high efficiency chilled water system optimizer helps customers save energy.

BACnet Explorer NG From Sierra Monitor

The new BACnet Explorer NG appliance simplifies device and network commissioning and integration for installers and system integrators.

Maryland Opens Its First Net Zero Energy School

Maryland’s first net zero energy school — Howard County Public Schools' Wilde Lake Middle School — recently opened in Columbia, MD.

Eaton And Enlighted Form Collaboration

The new partnership will deliver connected lighting for smart commercial and industrial buildings, rapidly accelerating adoption of the Internet of Things.

Metasys 8.1 From Johnson Controls

The Metasys® 8.1 building automation system delivers new graphics and enhanced security for secure, encrypted communications.

The Facility Manager Of Tomorrow

Mobile data collection platforms, coupled with intuitive Internet of Things solutions, are empowering facility management professionals to tackle seemingly overwhelming challenges.

Friday Funny: Gotta Go? There’s An App For That

A Japanese telecom company has created an app that helps workers find open bathroom stalls, and lets their employers measure how much time they spend in there.

FM Alert: Cybersmart Buildings Whitepaper

Johnson Controls and Booz Allen Hamilton publish call to action for building owners and facility managers to invest in cybersecurity.

2017 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards

In this annual survey of Facility Executive readers, votes were cast for product and service suppliers preferred during 2016.

Facility Executive Of The Year 2017

Fred Reddig, director of facilities for the NFL’s Detroit Lions, hit the ground running to improve sustainability at the team's Ford Field.

2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Winners

This annual awards competition recognizes inventive and original products, systems, and technologies in 10 categories related to HVAC systems.

KMC Connect Lite App

KMC Connect Lite is the first in a series of mobile applications and IoT solutions that KMC Controls plans to develop using Kony’s cloud-based Platform.

Alexa, Make My Building Run Better!

This op-ed asserts that it’s time to learn from the group across the aisle – the consumer sector.

Top Trends Impacting Smart Buildings In 2017

From tunable white lighting to graphic user interfaces, Crestron’s Andrew Gross shares his predictions on the most impactful smart building trends for 2017.

Pro Football Hall Of Fame Plans Smart City Infrastructure

Under an 18 year agreement with Hall of Fame Village LLC, Johnson Controls will provide building technologies at the Canton, OH site to transform the site into an efficient, "smart city" showcase.

Simplify With Networked Lighting Controls

While this lighting technology seems to add complexity, its features help to streamline facility operations.

Creating An Internet Of (Trusted) Things

Embracing connectivity and the IoT brings valuable benefits but it also exposes organizations to potential threats to their security, facility processes, and operational integrity.

Smart Buildings Get Smarter With IoT

From building management systems to the next frontier of facility technology, the benefits of IoT abound but the roadmap differs for each organization.

EnOcean Alliance, IBM Join Forces

The EnOcean Alliance and IBM have joined forces to standardize intelligent building solutions for the Internet of Things.

The Honeywell Vector Occupant App

Mobile software application enables building occupants to tap into Internet of Things capabilities to address common building issues including temperature settings, access control.

Question Of The Week: Connecting Building Tech And Software Tech

For software to thrive, data and systems need to be easily accessible. In industries other than the buildings industry, that's happened through open standards.

AT&T Shares Cybersecurity Guide

A newly released document from AT&T on navigating this threat landscape asserts that most cyberattacks currently impacting businesses are "known" or common threats.

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.

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