Smart buildings are becoming more common in modern-day society. Being that they are made up of a multitude of internet-connected devices, cybersecurity is of the utmost importance. These devices, if not safeguarded, can pose a highly desirable target for cybercriminals.Continue reading Cybersecurity and Smart Buildings
What is Geothermal Energy and how can we use it?Continue reading What is Geothermal Energy, and is it sustainable?
There are many reasons why products are deemed obsolete, however, we must first understand the reasons and motivations behind this decision to determine its merits.Continue reading What is planned obsolescence in the building automation industry?
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?
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.
A Foundation for Technology Growth
In 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