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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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Using Machine Learning to Improve Building Energy Efficiency

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Jon Schoenfeld

How do you solve complex building issues like energy efficiency without constant human intervention? How can you better understand building energy consumption patterns and gain the insight you need to address inefficiencies? Machine learning may be the answer.

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The Importance of Building Science to Ongoing Maintenance

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Jon Schoenfeld

Buildings are continuously influenced by physical factors such as heat, moisture, pollutants, and sound. Building science is the scientific analysis of how these phenomena affect buildings to better predict and improve building systems performance. This includes enhancing comfort, health, and durability while reducing energy use.

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How to Improve Air Quality in Your Office With Intelligent Analysis

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Jon Schoenfeld

Returning to work amid a pandemic isn’t easy, even when there’s hope on the horizon. A recent poll shows that 54% of employees in the U.S. are anxious about the risk of contracting COVID-19 in the workplace. And their fears aren’t unfounded; most transmission happens indoors.

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Niagara Analytics vs. onPoint: Comparing Costs and Benefits

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Jon Schoenfeld

When it comes to utilizing big data for optimizing energy consumption in commercial buildings, property owners and service contractors often find it challenging to commit to a framework or platform. Whether due to a lack of knowledge of complex machine learning algorithms or the difficulty understanding the capabilities of a particular building data analytics platform, it can be hard to see the potential benefits of one platform over another and how those benefits affect return on investment (ROI). To better understand the potential of building analytics platforms without getting bogged down in technical jargon, we take a closer look at two analytics systems: Niagara Analytics and onPoint.

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How Can Facilities Management Be Improved with Big Data

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Jon Schoenfeld

With the ever-growing amount of information produced by increasingly sophisticated building systems, big data can seem like a major headache. So how can facilities management be improved by big data? With intelligent analytics. By combining big data with analytics, data becomes manageable and can yield new insights to enhance and streamline facility systems.

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Make the Most of Your Facilities Management Dashboard with Data Analytics

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Clint Bradford

Over the years, commercial building management has grown in complexity with the installation of increasingly sophisticated equipment. This is particularly true as more building owners turn to interconnected networks of smart devices to reduce carbon emissions and energy use while improving occupant comfort. But the mere installation of this equipment can not guarantee energy savings or enhanced operational performance.

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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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9 Smart Building IoT Trends for Easier Management

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Engineering & Analytics

Technology is changing the way commercial buildings function for owners, facilities managers, and occupants. Today, IoT-enabled building management systems (BMS) coupled with smart building analytics provide unprecedented insight into building equipment, maintenance, air quality, energy use, and building system integration.

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