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

2017 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards

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.

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.

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