For Gourmet Tenant Experiences, Mix Sensor Data and an Open Tech Stack

by Simon Troup, Head of Data Services, OpenSensors.io Expect the early adopters of ‘enchanted’ buildings to be our employers. The World Green Building Council estimates that we spend 10% of our costs on facilities management and 90% on executing our business. You don’t have to be an accountant to realise a 1% improvement in productivity trumps … Continue reading For Gourmet Tenant Experiences, Mix Sensor Data and an Open Tech Stack

Semantic Spaces: Where Everything is in a Name

Last month, Toby Considine closed his column with an invitation to meet him in Northern California in mid-September, where he was speaking at the TechIntersection conference. I seized that opportunity to interview Toby on the topic of  Semantic Spaces and the Buildings IoT. Some of Toby’s authority on this subject stems from his work since … Continue reading Semantic Spaces: Where Everything is in a Name

Genentech Manages Large Portfolio of Critical Facilities by ‘One Set of Numbers’ Rule

  Genentech/Roche has innovation in its DNA, and is now showing all the markers of a leader in data-driven strategies for facilities management and building operations. Genentech/Roche cut the ribbon on its latest building in South San Francisco on May 21st, with California Governor Jerry Brown holding the scissors. The Governor came to call attention to how such private … Continue reading Genentech Manages Large Portfolio of Critical Facilities by ‘One Set of Numbers’ Rule

Davis California Revs Ahead in Utility-Side Data Analytics

The University of California at Davis is where the 'father of the plug-in hybrid & electric vehicle, Professor Andrew Frank, first explained the potential load-leveling synergies between electric cars, the electric grid, and the electricity used at home and work. It was an inspiring vision for the 80's, 90's, and 00's, and it is now actually … Continue reading Davis California Revs Ahead in Utility-Side Data Analytics