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Power Consumption Monitoring Systems Using IoT Help to Identify Energy Saving Opportunities

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Jason Pohl

Many discussions about greenhouse emissions tend to revolve around transportation and manufacturing. But a huge proportion of energy used in the United States is used by buildings. In fact, buildings account for about 35% of electricity consumed and a similar portion of greenhouse emissions.

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The Importance of Data Tagging Standards for Smart Buildings

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Patrick Gilhooly
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Smart buildings require communication. Open-source data tagging standards make that communication seamless and ensure interoperability of components, regardless of who developed the software or manufactured the devices. Introducing standard ways in which to describe various elements within a building, along with their relationships to each other, makes integration of new technologies easier—and more useful—than ever before.

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Overcoming IoT Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities In Your Building

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Richard Miller

The increasing connectivity of building control systems and the growing complexity of smart buildings has drastically increased the potential for IoT cybersecurity vulnerabilities. According to a 2019 report, nearly 40% of computers used in smart buildings automation control were affected by malicious cyberattacks in the first half of the year—and cybercrime shows no signs of stopping.

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Utilizing IoT for Air Quality Monitoring in Schools and Universities

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Jason Pohl

It’s common knowledge that outdoor air pollution can have a significant impact on human health. Yet, contaminant levels indoors can often be two to five times higher than those outside. When you take into account that most people spend about 90% of their time indoors, it becomes clear that indoor air quality must be a top priority to protect the health and well-being of building occupants. And perhaps nowhere is this more true than in educational settings. 

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Strong Data Modeling Approaches and the Benefits They Offer Your Building

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Patrick Gilhooly

In smart buildings, devices, software, and building equipment must work together seamlessly. This requires unifying several naming and tagging standards currently used for building automation. While a seemingly simple issue, many data modeling approaches create roadblocks to real-world application of building data. But there is a better way. The Ontology Alignment Project lets you harness the full potential of building data, allows smart solutions to evolve and grow, and supports better performance and efficiency.

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Strengthen Your Plant Monitoring System Using IOT

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Shayne Taker

According to the 2022 U.S. Cannabis Report, cannabis sale in the country is expected to generate revenue worth $57 billion by 2030. To stay ahead of the game and meet rising demand, forward-thinking cannabis growers are deploying smart technologies that optimize operations. Strengthening your plant monitoring system using IoT and an intelligent building management platform is an excellent way to support plant health and stake your claim in a rapidly evolving industry.    

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Reducing Office Building Operating Expenses Utilizing Automation

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Jason Pohl

Smart technologies make it possible to understand what is happening in office buildings like never before. But the best smart solutions don’t just give you more information; they offer a roadmap for improvement and the automation capabilities you need to achieve your goals. With these innovative technologies, you can reduce office building operating expenses and maximize ROI. 

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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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Key Benefits of Building Management System Remote Monitoring

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Rebecca Butler

Technology has changed the way buildings function. From predictive heating and cooling to smart lighting, tech is making buildings more agile and responsive than ever before. But it’s also changing the way buildings are managed and maintained. Smart building technology and wireless connectivity mean you are no longer tethered to your properties. Building management system remote monitoring gives you more freedom and more control than ever before.

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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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