Category Archives: Technology

IoT, What is it?

I recently learned that April 9th has been dubbed “IoT day”, but what exactly is IoT and when is it happening? The vision of IoT or “the Internet of Things” is to interconnect anything and everything that I recently learned that April 9th has been dubbed “IoT day”, but what exactly is IoT and when is it happening? The vision of IoT or “the Internet of Things” is to interconnect anything and everything that one could imagine. With such an ambitious goal, there is no wonder there is now a day dedicated to this vision, but where are we with IoT and how will it impact the buildings that we live, work, learn, and play in?

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Why Building Automation Should Matter to the CFO

CFOs, Building Automation and the Search for Lower Utility Costs

Did you know that heating and cooling accounts for nearly half of the total energy usage in a residential home? According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) the exact number is 48%, and although you may not know the precise extent of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) energy usage, I’m sure you are cognizant of your monthly energy bill.

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Things You Don’t Go Cheap On

There are certain things in life that you should not, under any circumstances, go cheap on. Some of the items that make this list might include a mattress, car, shoes, toilet paper, tattoos, and plastic surgery. Granted, everyone is different and will prioritize these decisions according to what is most important to them, but why is it that we refuse to compromise on the quality of these specific items? Continue reading Things You Don’t Go Cheap On
 

Why Facility Managers Cannot Afford to Ignore New BAS Technology

A Foundation for Technology Growth

Gordon MooreIn 1965, Gordon Moore was asked to predict the future of the semiconductor components industry by Electronics Magazine. As the Director of R&D for Fairchild Semiconductor at the time, Moore surmised that the number of transistors per square inch on a densely integrated circuit would double every year. In layman’s terms, Moore predicted that computing power would increase exponentially while components would shrink without sacrificing performance or functionality. This insight became known as Moore’s Law, and it’s laid the groundwork for countless innovations in computer science and, more broadly, modern technology. Continue reading Why Facility Managers Cannot Afford to Ignore New BAS Technology