TOTM: Facility Technologies | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

Whether for a retrofit or new construction, VRF technology permits the installation of a single HVAC system for both heating and cooling in facilities — saving money on equipment and controls.


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Whether for a retrofit or new construction, VRF technology permits the installation of a single HVAC system for both heating and cooling in facilities — saving money on equipment and controls.

TOTM: Facility Technologies

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. TOTM: Facility Technologies articles below.


Variable Refrigerant Flow Technology For Commercial Facilities

Whether for a retrofit or new construction, VRF technology permits the installation of a single HVAC system for both heating and cooling in facilities — saving money on equipment and controls.

Facility Data? You Have A Boatload. Knowledge? Not So Much.

In their work, facilities leaders gather a massive amount of data (and growing!) associated with facilities and property.

Blue Pillar Launches IoT Partnership Program

The company's Building Blocks Partnership Program includes system and solution providers to help accelerate adoption of IoT networks for facilities.

Top Five Trends Driving POL Adoption For Smart Buildings

Passive Optical Local Area Networks are the key to future-ready, cost-effective digital transformations in smart environments.

Collaboration Provides Cloud-Based Advanced Energy Management Capabilities

Carrier Connect Wi-Fi thermostats can now interface with Encycle’s cloud-based Swarm Logic energy savings technology, improving HVAC system efficiency using IoT-enabled services.

Trimble’s Manhattan Software Achieves SOC 1 Type 2 Certification

Independent audit validates Manhattan’s computer controls, data processing controls, and lease transactional processing capabilities.

Innovative Workspaces: Seven Office Trends For 2019

Keeping up to date on office trends is smart business as companies work to attract talent and increase employee satisfaction.

Leading Universities, Colleges Adopt PlanGrid

Forty higher education institutions now use PlanGrid's construction productivity software to efficiently build and maintain their campuses.

Aquicore Has Acquired Entic

With this acquisition, the company's commercial real estate software platform will expand its prescriptive analytics capabilities.

Mercury Security Earns ISO 9001:2015 Certification

This leader in OEM access control hardware has earned ISO 9001:2015 certification for its Quality Management System.

ASSA ABLOY & Cansec Expand Access Control Network

ASSA ABLOY completed the integration of their Aperio wireless lock technology with MAP1-based access control systems from Cansec Systems LTD.

Whole Foods Market Participates In CA DRAM Energy Program

The grocery store chain will employ energy storage in three northern California locations to reduce energy consumption and benefit from financial incentives through the state’s Demand Response Auction Mechanism (DRAM) program.

Hudson Yards Opens, EarthCam Premieres Construction Time-Lapse

From 2012 to 2019, cameras documented each stage of Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in U.S. history.

Can Robots Do A Better Job Than People?

More than half of U.S. managers think robots and automation do higher quality work than humans, according to a study by MindEdge/Skye Learning.

Online Tool Helps Cities Frame Energy Performance Goals

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and New Buildings Institute (NBI), with support from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, launch Life-Cycle Energy Performance Framework for Cities tool.

Accruent, Tridium Collaboration Enhances IoT Facilities Management Solutions

The new strategic alliance will deliver enterprise customers greater value through the combination of Tridium's expertise in building automation and Accruent's vx Observe IoT asset monitoring solution.

AI-Powered Leak Detection, Water Conservation System Launches

The WINT Water Intelligence solution helps organizations achieve two primary goals: To prevent damage from water leaks, and to improve sustainability by significantly reducing water consumption.

TxDOT Assesses ADA and Arc Flash Issues In Its Facilities

Following a statewide facility condition assessment, TxDOT worked again with the firm Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam to focus on two important safety issues.

Skilled Security Workers Becoming More Difficult To Find

Security teams are understaffed as cyber security skills gap worsens, according to a new Tripwire survey.

Organizations Not Ready To Tackle Cyber Demands

Lack of cyber talent, budget, and operational alignment are top challenges, according to a new report from Deloitte.

How Digital Twin Technology Is Central To Smart Buildings

A virtual replica of a physical environment, a digital twin helps building operators to gain new insights, optimize workflows, and monitor processes remotely.

Workplace Technology Falls Short When Compared To Consumer Tech

Employees wish their workplace technology was as easy and powerful as their personal technology, according to a survey by The Workforce Institute at Kronos.

How Are Facilities Teams Using Technology Today, And In 2019?

A new survey from ARC reveals insight into the evaluation and acquisition of technology that facilities teams use to meet operating objectives.

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