KMC 2018 Genius Summit in January featured Captain Mike Abrashoff author of It's Your Ship. The story of how he took the USS Benfold from a worst to a best performer resonates for the KMC Controls community, who want to deploy IoT technology to do the same for existing buildings.
Scott Cochrane, president and CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering, addressed a full room at an AHRExpo Education Session on Monday January 22nd, 2018. He talked about how new ways of operating within the controls & automation business were emerging as the PC client/server era, transformed into the Cloud era, which is now giving way … Continue reading Learned at AHR Expo 2018: The Open, Intelligent Edge of Building Automation
“There are so many great ideas floating around this space that the starting point gets confusing,” said Brian Oswald of CBRE, speaking to the attendees of CoREtech 2017. Conference planners want to make it easier to get on the path to a more data-driven approach to building operations & management. For their IoT-enabled, Smart Buildings & … Continue reading Smart Campus IoT Success Strategies
As a Silicon Valley local, I was asked multiple times during last week’s Realcomm/IBcon conference in San Jose whether I was a fan of HBO’s Silicon Valley TV series. Of course, I am! Anyone following the show knows that the latter part of the Season 3 storyline hinges on the right metric to gauge the … Continue reading Recapping Realcomm/IBcon 2016
The internet democratized software development, creating the open source movement. And now, the open source mindset is democratizing how marketing is created, analyzed and measured. Participation in open source communities can be a vector into the buying process. You need people on your marketing team capable of engaging with developers. I work in words, but … Continue reading Open Source is the New Marketing- Part 2
Click here for your copy of the new digital magazine. Project-Haystack is an open source initiative to streamline working with data from the Internet of Things. Today’s systems, equipment, smart devices and IoT applications are generating tremendous amounts of data. However, the data can be very hard to organize, integrate and use across different applications for … Continue reading Project-Haystack Connections ezine Launched
Investment dollars to transform commercial building energy wasters into high performers are there, but won’t be tapped until bankers are confident in the measurement and verification of savings. The Paris Climate Agreement is “the beginning of the end of the fossil-fuel era,” according to one negotiator, Marcelo Mena Carrasco of Chile. I just hope it’s … Continue reading Way Forward from Paris is Via Automated M&V for Commercial Building Energy Efficiency