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Natalie Patton

Natalie writes about trends in commercial real estate technology, building data analytics, master systems integration and controls for building systems.

Building Automation System Integrators: How to Find a Partner That Can Provide Total Network Connectivity

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Natalie Patton

The investment in a next-generation building automation system is no longer a luxury or even a differentiator: it’s a must-have. Tenants and occupants demand the convenience and health and wellness benefits that come from automated controls and management. Automation is key to reducing energy costs and increasing productivity, but only when features are integrated and used correctly.

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Facilities Management and Sustainability: Fitting It All Together

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Natalie Patton

Commercial buildings are one of the major sources of a city’s greenhouse gas emissions. With climate change becoming a global concern and widespread regulations to reduce carbon emissions, sustainable buildings are not just a good idea, but a necessity. Yet, sustainable building operations are usually not among the key priorities of building owners or facilities managers. 

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Key Benefits of a BMS (Building Management System) and How Analytics Help Optimize them for Contractors

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Natalie Patton

As a service contractor, you have a lot on your plate, from equipment downtime to emergency calls and staffing concerns. And while your clients are using their building management systems (BMS) every day to manage daily operations, there’s some automation you could establish on your own to optimize your work day and get more value out of your projects. That’s where analytics come in.

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Choosing the Best System for Building Energy Management

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Natalie Patton

Whether you are a building owner or a property manager, the cost of energy waste in commercial buildings is always going to be one of your primary concerns. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that on average, 30% of the energy used in commercial buildings is wasted, leading to poor building performance. Increased consumption and waste directly impact your operations and maintenance budgets, and you miss out on potential cost-saving opportunities.

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New Partnership Delivers Healthy Buildings Amidst Public Health Crisis

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Natalie Patton

Today, Buildings IOT, the innovative technology-enabled smart building service provider, and BuiltSpace, the building data and asset tracking company, announce a partnership that makes it easier to track, monitor and control the building assets that impact health.

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I’m a restaurant owner – how can I show customers we social distance?

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Natalie Patton

The strain on restaurants during this pandemic is immeasurable. From transitioning to take-out only to fighting with insurance companies and applying through every available means for the Paycheck Protection Program, business is far from usual. 

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What types of air quality sensors are relevant to COVID-19?

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Natalie Patton

People with respiratory conditions like asthma or those who are allergic to airborne substances like dust and pollen have long been aware of the importance of indoor air quality monitoring. 

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What are occupancy sensors and how can they help building re-entry?

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Natalie Patton

Before you were confined to your house (in that bygone pre-COVID-19 era of blissful interaction with strangers and new places), you likely encountered an occupancy sensor, also called motion sensors, at least once a day. 

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Endless summer and the energy manager: Three reduction strategies

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Natalie Patton

Ninety-degree days in October are becoming more commonplace (at least in California) though no less disheartening for fans of sweater weather and pumpkin-spiced lattes. 

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Wildfire threat on commercial real estate, can smart buildings help?

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Natalie Patton

Millions of people and businesses throughout California are facing up to a week without power as wildfire risks peak across the state.

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