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.
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.
In this web exclusive Energy product focus, the editors present several of the latest introductions to the market.
Facility managers should consider new strategies to merge siloed building systems to achieve operational excellence
User interfaces in intelligent buildings are taking the lead from the computer gaming industry.
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.
Myriad levels of interaction characterize the next generation of facility controls. From the June 2013 issue.
Here are 10 concepts to watch now and in the coming years. From the May 2013 issue.
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.
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.
Even when HVAC/R systems are operated efficiently, there is always room for improvement. The following 10 suggestions may help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new report from IMS Research forecasts the increasing integration of building automation and lighting control systems.
This suite of services combines cloud based tools and analytics to provide actionable information for facilities.
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.
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.
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.
Trane engineers' accomplishments have been recognized with a new wall display.