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Why Water Management Will Take Smart Buildings to the Next Level

Why Water Management Will Take Smart Buildings to the Next Level

Water is increasingly affecting companies’ bottom lines, making water management no longer a choice for environmental managers. An Ecova survey of more than 700 energy, facility, finance and sustainability professionals across North America found water conservation is a business imperative. Nearly 60 percent of survey respondents reported that they have … Read more »

Cut Operating Expenses, Improve Employee Health, Safety with Advanced Sensors

Cut Operating Expenses, Improve Employee Health, Safety with Advanced Sensors

Advanced sensors enable a host of smart technologies and are driving efficiency and environment, health and safety improvements across industries, from plastics recycling to water management and manufacturing. Some 35 percent of US manufacturers are currently collecting and using data generated by smart sensors to improve operating processes, according to … Read more »

UL

Smart Buildings Reduce Owners’ Costs, Slash Resource Consumption

A UL study predicts disruption in the building market over the next five to 10 years as owners, operators and investors of buildings increasingly recognize the potential of innovation in building energy consumption, water usage and indoor air quality to positively impact their bottom lines. In the white paper, The … Read more »

IBM, Carnegie Mellon Expect $2M Savings from Smart Buildings Partnership

IBM, Carnegie Mellon Expect $2M Savings from Smart Buildings Partnership

Carnegie Mellon University and IBM have launched the first cloud-based analytics partnership for smarter buildings. The university expects to save about 10 percent on utilities, nearly $2 million annually, when the IBM system is fully deployed across 36 buildings on its Pittsburgh campus.

Tridel CIO: Smart Buildings Can Cut Costs

There are a number of benefits for investing in smart buildings, and no one should build another “dumb” building, Ted Maulucci, CIO of Canada-based Tridel Group, said at a conference in Toronto earlier this month, according to Datacenter Dynamics. Maulucci noted the sustainability benefits derived from improved energy efficiency of … Read more »

How to Determine Smart Building Benefits, Costs, ROI

Smart building technology can be expensive, so building owners should look at several areas to achieve the best benefits and highest return on their investment, according to HPAC Engineering. In smart buildings, energy savings are tied to energy information systems, which are used to store, analyze and display building energy … Read more »

Dimension Data

Dimension Data to Reduce Clients’ Carbon by 1.8M Tons

Information and communication technologies firm Dimension Data says it will use technology to reduce its clients’ carbon footprint by 1.8 million tons more than the group itself produces, and prevent 4,000 tons of electronic waste from going to landfill. This will save clients up to $2 billion dollars in energy … Read more »

Top 10 Smart Building Myths Exposed

Although smart buildings have been proven to save energy, streamline facilities management and prevent expensive equipment failures, many property owners and investors do not see the value in smart buildings, so Jones Lang LaSalle created a graphic that discredits the top 10 smart building myths. A summary of the graphic … Read more »

JLL's smart building management

Why Smart Building Technology Is a ‘No-Brainer’

Pressure to manage costs, risks and energy consumption is pushing commercial building owners and investors to explore how smart building technologies can help a company’s triple bottom line — people, planet, profits — according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s latest report. The Changing Face of Smart Buildings: The Op-Ex Advantage, says … Read more »

Smart Building

Top 10 Smart Building Myths

Property owners may understand the benefits of smart buildings, but often have misconceptions that they are a lot more expensive, are the same as green buildings, or that only new buildings can become smart and industrial facilities can not be made smart buildings. Jones Lang LaSalle’s smart building experts debunk … Read more »

$39m, 39-Building GSA Project Will Enable Remote Energy Monitoring Across Four States

Siemens Government Technologies is on schedule to complete, by October, a $39 million energy-efficiency project that will allow the federal General Services Administration to monitor and control dozens of buildings, in four states, from one location. The contract covers 39 General Services Administration buildings across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and New … Read more »