A New Energy Management System

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

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

Romancing the Rules

  Can mastering machine-learning rules for email, messaging, social media feeds and other collaboration tools make us better occupants and operators of  intelligent buildings? I didn’t know that using traditional email was so over. But, the following tweet from Ben Evans, capsulizing his reaction to Google Inbox got me thinking: “Lots of people are trying to 'solve' email… Maybe the solution … Continue reading Romancing the Rules

Debunking Top 5 Building Analytics Misconceptions

“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