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


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

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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.

2013 Trends Recap

A look at the topics covered over the past year provides a peek into what will be top of mind in 2014.

Focus On: Energy Products

In this web exclusive Energy product focus, the editors present several of the latest introductions to the market.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Future Proofing “FrankenBuildings”

Facility managers should consider new strategies to merge siloed building systems to achieve operational excellence

FRIDAY FUNNY: SimCity…For Buildings!

User interfaces in intelligent buildings are taking the lead from the computer gaming industry.

What’s the Future Of Green Buildings In 2014? Industry Leader Offers Top 10 Megatrends

Green building consultant, speaker and author, Jerry Yudelson has announced his annual list of major green building trends that will affect the industry in 2014 and beyond.

Building Automation Trends: Building Automation Evolution

Myriad levels of interaction characterize the next generation of facility controls. From the June 2013 issue.

Professional Development: The Energy Future

Here are 10 concepts to watch now and in the coming years. From the May 2013 issue.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Artisan SmartSeries by Marley Engineered Products

This latest release is part of the company's continued efforts to provide the most advanced electronic controlled wall heater, with elevated design and technology. Applications for this wall heater include hotels, conference rooms, restaurants, atriums, residential spaces, and more.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Integrated Lighting and HVAC Control by GE Lighting and Trane

GE's LightSweep can now be integrated into the Trane Tracer building automation system, providing facility managers increased control strategies across lighting and HVAC systems.

The HVAC Factor: Thinking “Inside The Box”

Even when HVAC/R systems are operated efficiently, there is always room for improvement. The following 10 suggestions may help.

TFM Names J.B. Messer Facility Executive of the Year

A close eye on operations costs propels this year’s TFM Facility Executive of the Year, J.B. Messer, director of facilities management for Oklahoma City Community College.

FM Issue: Integrated Systems, Effective Operations

Technology makes it possible for facility systems to work together and increase productivity. An ICT approach can help give facility managers additional oversight and control.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Time-Lapse Graphics by Automated Logic

This new feature, contained within the latest version of the company's WebCTRL building automation system, allows facility managers to review and play back hours of real-time data in minutes.

Services & Maintenance: Lighting That Performs

The convergence of lighting, networking, and sensors can deliver a broad building management solution. Outfitting the building's lighting system to interact with others—such as HVAC and security—streamlines performance and energy use.

Building Automation: Can You See The Light?

A new report from IMS Research forecasts the increasing integration of building automation and lighting control systems.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Attune Advisory Services from Honeywell

This suite of services combines cloud based tools and analytics to provide actionable information for facilities.

Facility App Trends: Pocket Sized Productivity

From handheld devices to sophisticated field equipment, the latest technologies can help improve operations efficiency. New mobile apps and remote connectivity are reshaping the mindset of today.

Building Automation Trends: Beyond The Building

There are many ways managers can facilitate a smarter physical infrastructure. By collecting and analyzing data, managers can discover opportunities for efficiency within and around their facilities.

Corporate Headquarters Case Study: Across The Board

A global headquarters campus in Glendale, WI undergoes a major overhaul including an expansion that employed technology and sustainability to move operations to the next level.

Thirty-Four Years, 128 Patents

Trane engineers' accomplishments have been recognized with a new wall display.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: EnOceanParts.com From AlpsControls.com

Project specifiers can purchase EnOcean enabled self powered wireless technology products all in one spot with this new website.

Services & Maintenance: What Energy Where?

Submetering reveals electricity consumption patterns throughout a facility.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Facility Prime App From Siemens

This app enables two-way interaction between facility managers and their APOGEE building automation systems.

Services & Maintenance: Together As One

Integrating security systems and building management offers a multitude of benefits, but steps need to be taken before implementation.

Industry Remembers William Swan, BACnet Pioneer

Solely focused on BACnet since 2000, Swan was an active member of ASHRAE’s BACnet committee and other related committees and organizations.

FREE DOWNLOAD: LonMark International Product & Services Guide

The 2011 Guide lists 500 products, 400 industry professionals certified by LonMark International, and 17 worldwide training and testing centers.

Siemens' "Smartest Building in America Challenge" Open

Launched May 1, the Siemens contest is seeking buildings that use its building automation systems in the "smartest" way. The deadline to enter is August 1, 2011.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Honeywell Wireless Mesh Thermostats

The three models can be integrated with the company's WEBs-AX building automation systems.

Services & Maintenance: Energy Improvements

Managing staff behavior is a key to maintaining benefits over time.

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