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.
Mobile software application enables building occupants to tap into Internet of Things capabilities to address common building issues including temperature settings, access control.
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.
A newly released document from AT&T on navigating this threat landscape asserts that most cyberattacks currently impacting businesses are "known" or common threats.
KMC Controls has released its Control Basic Block editor, introducing block programming to its KMC BACnet Controllers.
Latest release of Metasys® building automation system (BAS) enhancements boosts productivity, improves energy efficiency, and helps protect against cyber threats.
To be considered "high performance," buildings must optimize across multiple attributes, including not only energy efficiency and sustainability, but also productivity, security and functionality.
Understanding the newest benefits and features today’s modern building automation systems (BAS) offer can help you recognize when it’s time to upgrade.
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’s edge-analytics smart sensor, CogniPoint™, complements the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework by providing industry-leading occupancy analytics with low cost and intelligent connectivity.
For portfolios lacking built-in sensor technology, networked HVAC components, and other big data tools, a probabilistic model can provide actionable insights.
PC-based simulator allows personnel to train on the operation of their switchgear in an office environment.
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.
Lack of resources and investment rank as top challenges to interpreting building data, according to a new study by Schneider Electric.
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.
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.
Creation of a database to help better understand human thermal comfort in residential and commercial buildings is being funded through an ASHRAE grant program.
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.
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.
In Hamilton County, OH, Ralph W. Linne, director of county facilities, tames management tasks with technology and shapes a long-term energy plan.
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.
Flexibility, mobility, and IoT are among the real estate and facility management trends that are expected to dominate the workplace in 2016.
Do you use energy management, building management, or both to measure and manage energy use? Do you think they are one and the same?
Retrofit or forward-fit? Smart systems give new life—and new return on investment—to aging facilities.
The first step for facilities managers on the road to developing their IoT strategies is to understand what it really means for an organization.
Wireless technology has impacted virtually all aspects of facility management systems.
Design-led technology makes things simple, engaging, and easy to understand.
In an apparent paradigm shift, increased and broader functionality is changing what defines an EMS.
As building automation systems continue to evolve, facility managers can use these systems' capabilities to integrate lighting and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.
This web exclusive article looks at the vulnerability of smart building systems and provides a checklist of cybersecurity measures to help minimize hack attempts.
A lighter footprint makes this approach an attractive one for controlling building systems in existing structures.
TechSci Research announces a new market research report, "Global Building Energy Management Solutions Market Forecast & Opportunities."
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.
Building automation systems are extremely useful strategic tools, but one facility management professional needs input on their power saving capabilities.
A look at the topics covered over the past year provides a peek into what will be top of mind in 2014.