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Jason Pohl

Jason draws on his experience in IT, lighting controls and integrated building management systems to write about commercial real estate industry trends and Buildings IOT customer success.

Top Benefits an IoT HVAC Monitoring System Can Offer Your Building

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Jason Pohl

The market for HVAC systems was $197 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach over $271 billion by 2026. The bulk of that growth will happen in the commercial sector, in part due to the growing demand for energy efficiency. This is compounded by a growing interest in using HVAC systems to make buildings healthier.

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A Smart Building Digital Twin Can Unlock the Potential of Your Assets

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Jason Pohl

Smart building digital twins model the physical assets they represent, providing a link between simulated and real-world structures. Especially useful in data-driven smart buildings, digital twins are becoming an important tool for optimizing building operations and performance. But which type of smart building digital twin is best to unlock the potential of your assets? 

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Building Automation and Control Systems With Open-source Data Will Offer Greater Benefit

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Jason Pohl

Smart buildings are all about communication. At the heart of that communication is a building automation and control system that consists of sensors, controllers, communication infrastructure, and computing resources. Sensors send signals through the communication infrastructure to the computing resources that determine control actions and relay the information back to controllers. Seamless two-way data flow is essential.

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Utilizing Smart Controls to Help Decarbonize Buildings

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Jason Pohl

Efforts to decarbonize the economy have gained rapid adoption in recent years. While energy and transportation tend to get the most coverage, the U.S. building sector consumes 40% of primary energy usage and generates a corresponding percentage of greenhouse gas emissions. Owners who invest in smart, efficiency-focused solutions can significantly reduce their carbon footprints and energy-related costs.

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Tips on How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Building

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Jason Pohl

In the past two years, monitoring indoor air quality has emerged as a top priority in building management. According to a 2020 study, 76% of U.S. consumers would feel more comfortable entering buildings in which air quality is being monitored. That sentiment can have a big impact on where people choose to live, work, and play. To maintain a healthy, safe, and appealing environment, you must start with knowing how to improve indoor air quality in buildings.

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Reasons Continuous Building Commissioning Is Important for Your Building

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Jason Pohl

The increasing complexity of building systems makes commissioning essential to ensure proper installation and performance. But it isn’t just a one-time event. Continuous building commissioning offers significant advantages, including meaningful cost savings and operational improvements.

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Thermal Comfort: Temperature and Humidity Control in Buildings

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Jason Pohl

Optimizing occupant comfort isn’t just a matter of preventing complaints. Building occupants feel healthier and perform better in environments that offer sufficient thermal comfort. Temperature, humidity, and ventilation have been found to profoundly impact productivity and cognition, and improving thermal comfort is one of the most affordable employee-related investments companies can make. That’s why controlling thermal comfort within office buildings and other structures in which people work is a top priority for savvy businesses.

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Smart Facility Management and Your BMS: Getting The Most Out of Your System

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Jason Pohl

Savvy real estate operations managers know that a building management system (BMS) is an important consideration in commercial property acquisition. A cutting-edge BMS supported by an intelligent building management platform (IBMP) is an asset in its own right and profoundly affects the value of a building. In addition to improving energy efficiency, these systems make buildings more attractive and more profitable. 

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What Are the 4 Phases of Planned Maintenance for Healthy Buildings

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Jason Pohl

Maintaining healthy indoor environments requires intelligent building maintenance strategies. This means looking beyond a single building system or method and understanding the four phases of planned maintenance. So, what are the four phases of planned maintenance? By exploring the answer, you can develop better, more efficient building maintenance practices.

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Using Occupancy Forecast and Predictive Maintenance to Keep the Workplace Healthy

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Jason Pohl

Occupancy forecasting in office buildings has historically been performed to reduce energy use and increase efficiency. Then came Covid-19, which repositioned occupancy forecasting as a valuable health and safety strategy. Today, forecasting technology is playing a central role in bringing employees back to the workplace while redefining what the workplace looks like. Investing in smart building management platforms that combine occupancy forecasts and predictive maintenance well-positions the workplace to accommodate changing needs and create healthy spaces where businesses flourish.

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