As more buildings become smart, there is a growing need for standardized semantic data models that allows for better data use. The goal of using common data models is to enable a better understanding of a smart building’s data in a continuously changing environment. A robust data ontology framework makes this possible and allows your building management system to become truly intelligent.
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One of the primary goals of integration in smart buildings is providing a unified outlook that facilitates robust historical data analysis. Integration architecture must be designed to support the analysis of data flowing from multiple systems, and this data must be unadulterated, wide-ranging, obedient to a set of rules, reliable, and up-to-date. This requires standardization when the architecture is first designed, and again once when deployed.
An increasing number of US states are legalizing cannabis for medical and recreational use, with just over half of the commercial supply provided by indoor cannabis cultivation. Energy use data from these indoor growing operations shows how energy-intensive the industry is. One recent study found that for each kilogram (about 2.2 lbs.) of cannabis produces anywhere from 2.3 to 5.2 metric tons of greenhouse gases. In Colorado, the state’s coal industry actually emits less greenhouse gas than the cannabis sector.
Making your building smart leads to significant improvements in efficiency, occupant comfort, and performance. But smart technology means more connectivity, and more connectivity means new vulnerabilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.