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Shayne Taker

Shayne Taker, Director of Sales at Buildings IOT, leads business development and sales for strategic accounts at Buildings IOT. Shayne is a former student athlete and professional hockey player who transitioned his competitiveness from hockey to intelligent buildings. Prior to joining Buildings IOT, he engineered, designed, and integrated cannabis cultivation facilities across Canada and Southeast Europe, developing a deep understanding of the cultivation center’s form, function, and flow. Shayne began his smart building career designing complex, smart building backbones in commercial facilities and ensured the systems network design and availability met specification including an award-winning facility in Washington D.C.

The Benefits of Data-driven Predictive Maintenance for Commercial Cannabis Facilities

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Since legalization, cannabis growers have sought out better ways to farm to meet demand without compromising quality. While outdoor cultivation offers a lower-cost approach for growing, crops grown outdoors are much more vulnerable to weather, pests, and other uncontrollable environmental issues. Indoor cultivation nixes these problems, allowing cultivators to control every aspect of plant growth. Yet, many wonder if indoor growing is sustainable in the long term due to the enormous amount of energy it requires.

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Optimizing Commercial Cannabis Energy Efficiency With Automation

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Commercial cannabis cultivation requires an enormous amount of energy. With increasing energy prices, growing competition, and ever-tightening regulations on the horizon, cultivators need to optimize energy efficiency to maintain market share and maximize profits. 

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Why a Strong Commercial Cannabis Ventilation Automation Strategy Is Important to Production

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Ventilation plays a vital role in ensuring plants are strong and healthy. For commercial cannabis growers, it’s also key to producing better quality and higher yields. Automating commercial cannabis ventilation takes the guesswork out of indoor grows and optimizes crop development at every stage. But it takes the right strategy to truly succeed.

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Top Elements of Your Smart Building Ecosystem

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Shayne Taker

A smart building is a dynamic entity with interconnected components constantly communicating with each other, sharing data, and responding to real-time and anticipated needs. Each smart building ecosystem can be tailored to specific users and unique goals, but there are some key components all successful smart buildings share. Understanding the role of these components and the benefits they provide can help you choose the right technologies for your building.   

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Keeping Cannabis Grow Facility Analytics in the Forefront of an Emerging Industry

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Shayne Taker

The cannabis industry was worth $61 billion in 2020, and analysts predict it will reach $100 billion annually by 2030. Successful players in the cannabis industry need to be future-focused to capitalize on this rapidly growing market. That means embracing smart technology and cannabis grow facility analytics to improve your product, streamline maintenance, and maximize profits.

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The Best Cannabis Facility Design Utilizes Automation

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Shayne Taker

The cannabis market is thriving. Driven by both legalization and growing demand, the value of the industry is expected to reach $56 billion globally by 2026. But as the market expands, it becomes more competitive. Capitalizing on the opportunities within this industry requires smart decisions and wise investments that improve efficiency and maximize yield. That starts with cannabis facility design that utilizes automation and integration between facility systems.

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7 Cannabis Facility Maintenance Best Practices

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Shayne Taker

Sustaining a cannabis cultivation operation means creating the right conditions for the plants to grow. These conditions need to not only mimic those found in the natural world, they must offer an optimal environment in which cannabis will flourish. Cutting-edge cannabis facilities achieve this through strategic automation and efficient maintenance. 

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Optimizing Your OT Monitoring Tools With Comprehensive Analytics

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Shayne Taker

The Internet of Things (IoT) has blurred the line between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). Monitoring tools that can see both sides of this fuzzy boundary are the future for data management and security operations in the built environment, especially within industrial settings.

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Improving Your Building's Air Quality Monitoring With 24/7 Analytics

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Earlier this year, four leading tech companies announced they will work with the University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) to identify ways in which IoT, data analytics, and cleanroom technology can be combined for real-time building air quality monitoring.

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3 Key Building Management System Standards for Easy Integration

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Shayne Taker

Smart technologies are changing building management system standards. The days of building managers and maintenance teams simply monitoring operations and reacting to problems are over. Today, optimizing operations, providing the best occupant experiences, meeting efficiency goals, and remaining profitable requires that building systems work together seamlessly.

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