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

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

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

Mobile Chat Apps Aim to Conquer the Enterprise; Buildings O&M May Be Their First Foothold

Last month I wrote generally about how mobile messaging and in-app notifications were eclipsing email as a means of enterprise collaboration, and about how these new modes might be a better match for building operations and facilities staff. I made those observations before the December Sony computer system breach. If you listen to Steven Sinofsky, … Continue reading Mobile Chat Apps Aim to Conquer the Enterprise; Buildings O&M May Be Their First Foothold

“Standardizing the Internet of Things” by Jim Sinopoli

By now, we all know the basics of the Internet of Things (IoT).   Everything will be connected to every other thing using the internet. The “things” that will be connected are embedded computing devices with special purpose programming for a single application (heart monitoring implants, biochip transponders on animals, smart thermostat systems etc.), systems and … Continue reading “Standardizing the Internet of Things” by Jim Sinopoli

“How Personal IoT Propels BAS Industry” by Ken Sinclair

The rapid deployment of personal IoT is putting pressure on our industry, because our clients expect the features they now have in their hands, pockets and on their body as wearables (watches and glasses) to play nicely with all that has been done before. Our aging building automation systems (BAS) are straining under the pressure to keep … Continue reading “How Personal IoT Propels BAS Industry” by Ken Sinclair

“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 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

Building Automation and Analytics — Already at the Cutting-Edge of IoT

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