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Making the Most of Your Building Assessment Report

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Laura Miller

In the face of economic uncertainty, commercial building owners often consider selling off at least some of their assets. A building assessment report supported by an intelligent building management platform (IBMP) can help accurately and efficiently communicate your building’s equipment when it comes time to provide due diligence in the sales process. But an IBMP can also do so much more. 

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How Data Infrastructure Monitoring and Alerting Transforms PropTech

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Gina Elliott

Data-driven smart technology has tremendous benefits for the people who own, manage, maintain, and occupy commercial buildings. But OEMs and PropTech also have much to gain from data infrastructure monitoring and alerting. And it begins with secure integration.

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How a Fiber Optic Backbone Network Can Save You Down Time

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Anthony Novello

Network outages often occur at the most inopportune times. Whether due to hardware or software malfunctions, human error, natural disasters, or cyberattacks, unplanned downtime is costly for any business.

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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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Game-Changing iPaaS Benefits for Building Integration

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Matt White

An integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) uses a set of automated tools to integrate software deployed across diverse environments. While iPaaS benefits many industries, it has particular value for commercial real estate.

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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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Iron-clad BMS Cybersecurity in the IoT World

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Patrick Carriere

As the built environment becomes ever more connected through Internet of Things (IoT) technology, building management system cybersecurity has become a considerable concern. There are now myriad examples of bad actors using vulnerable IoT networks to gain access to valuable data and cause harm. 

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How Fault Detection Using Machine Learning Can Save Your Building Money

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Laura Miller

The fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) features in building analytics software are powerful tools to eliminate energy waste and reduce costs. A 2020 report by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Smart Energy Analytics Campaign found that FDD produces a median energy savings of 9%. In commercial properties and public buildings, this adds up to significant savings.

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Creating Integrated Building Management System Architecture for Commercial Buildings

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Laura Miller

The introduction of smart technology has rapidly improved the sophistication of integrated building management system architecture. With building management increasingly dependent upon connected devices and systems, the role of automated building systems and the need for advanced system architecture will continue to expand, too.

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How to Turn Your Building Analytics Dashboard Into Action Items

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Zach Briers

Analytics software with machine learning (ML) algorithms is an invaluable asset for facilities managers. These platforms make sense of the raw data the sensors collect from a building’s various systems to detect anomalies, trends, and opportunities for improvement. They drive advanced automation strategies and act as the brains of cutting-edge smart buildings.

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