In covering the growing power of the open source/open data movement in commercial buildings, I learned about VizLore and its Software-Defined Network (SDN) approach. SDN is an open programming model that is foundational for new Platform as a Service (PaaS) IoT applications like VizLore’s. VizLore soft sensors and analytics derive insight and value from … Continue reading VizLore Interview: How Will the IoT Create More Intelligent Buildings?
by Greg Shank, Principal, Altura Associates Does the next phase in building controls have to take on the dynamic of Betamax vs. VHS or Android vs. iOS? First, let’s acknowledge that commercial buildings are a different beast than the consumer marketplace, so analogies to video equipment and smartphones are limited. The goal of this little exercise … Continue reading Building Controls Beyond Protocol Wars
A single, integrated engineering team should collaborate on all software programming and optimization tasks - controls, analytics, and workflow management - during design and construction. The resulting data platform can evolve into a building energy management system that will serve the building’s on-going commissioning needs through its useful life. by Greg Shank, Principal, Altura Associates … Continue reading A New Energy Management System
“Round up the usual suspects,” is one of the classic quotes from the 1942 film Casablanca. When this phrase is muttered as the plan of action, you’re far from the truth. The 1995 crime thriller ‘The Usual Suspects’ picked up on that thought and built it into one of the most twisted plots of all … Continue reading Round up the Right Data, Not Usual Suspects
“Using Analytics is like Information Alchemy. You Can Turn Data into Money,” said John Petze, Partner at SkyFoundry, developer of the SkySpark analytics platform. The statement set the tone of the Cor Advisors’ panel discussion November 12th entitled “Using Data and Analytics to Reduce Operational Costs.” The panel put to rest some of the biggest misconceptions … Continue reading Debunking Top 5 Building Analytics Misconceptions
The Internet of Things World Forum just presented its new IoT Reference Model, recognizing familiar building automation brands as leading in the category of Edge Computing. What are the important takeaways for commercial buildings automation? ‘Edge Software’ is the name the model gives to any module that has evolved to configure, address and directly process … Continue reading “The Cutting-Edge of IoT” by Therese Sullivan
The Internet of Things World Forum just presented its new IoT Reference Model, recognizing familiar building automation brands as already leading in the category of Edge Computing. So, how does the IoT really change the future of commercial building operations? There were a number of Internet of Things (IoT) community gatherings held this October — … Continue reading Building Automation and Analytics — Already at the Cutting-Edge of IoT