Buildings IoT Industry Gives Industrial Internet Consortium Something to Reference

On June 17th the Industrial Internet Consortium, with companies like Cisco, Intel, GE and IBM at the core, formally released its IoT Reference Architecture Document, making it available for complementary download. When I wrote about the first public showcasing of the reference model at the IoT World Forum in Chicago in October, the resulting BuildingContext post was … Continue reading Buildings IoT Industry Gives Industrial Internet Consortium Something to Reference

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

OSIsoft Identifies 7 Sins of Facility Energy Management

It's hard to argue with the advice in this whitepaper now available on the OSIsoft learning portal.  Author David Doll lays out all the ways good intentions about energy efficiency initiatives can go wrong: Sin of Wrong Accounting: Capital budget financing for needed energy efficiency measures Sin of Fits-and-Starts: Once-and-done commissioning Sin of Flying Blind: Making decisions without tapping … Continue reading OSIsoft Identifies 7 Sins of Facility Energy Management

San Leandro High School Students Demonstrate the Power of Data to Transform Facilities Management

Using OSIsoft’s leading real-time operational intelligence software infrastructure and echoMESH’s meters and service, students at San Leandro High School learned how easy it is to make a difference and transform their environment through simple data-driven insights. As part of a hands-on STEM project (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math educational initiative), students analyzed power usage patterns … Continue reading San Leandro High School Students Demonstrate the Power of Data to Transform Facilities Management

Field Report on California’s Pioneering Program to Fund School Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Jim Maclay of Altura Associates has a lot of experience setting up California K-12 Schools and Community Colleges for Connected Building Commissioning (CBCx). California has launched a tax-payer funded program to provide funds to schools to kick-start their energy efficiency upgrade efforts. Prop 39 funds have Measurement& Verification and reporting provisions that schools and local governments across the … Continue reading Field Report on California’s Pioneering Program to Fund School Energy Efficiency Upgrades