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?
Investment dollars to transform commercial building energy wasters into high performers are there, but won’t be tapped until bankers are confident in the measurement and verification of savings. The Paris Climate Agreement is “the beginning of the end of the fossil-fuel era,” according to one negotiator, Marcelo Mena Carrasco of Chile. I just hope it’s … Continue reading Way Forward from Paris is Via Automated M&V for Commercial Building Energy Efficiency
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
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
“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 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
Don’t expect a yes/no, black/white, right/wrong answer to the question ‘Do you think Tridium's Niagara AX platform is the sole source for creating a true open system?’ when posed to experienced system integrators. But, you can expect to learn a lot. I definitely recommend reading over the answers given to John Beadle, MBA, Building Services Specialist … Continue reading GSA Researcher Sparks Discussion About Tridium and What ‘Open’ Means
Data scientists, according to interviews and expert estimates, spend from 50 percent to 80 percent of their time mired in this more mundane labor of collecting and preparing unruly digital data, before it can be explored for useful nuggets. Steve Lohr, New York Times technology reporter, From "For Big-Data Scientists, ‘Janitor Work’ Is Key Hurdle … Continue reading Smart Buildings’ Data Janitor Work
Microsoft Azure ML Designed to Attract More Machine Learning Development Partners: First Use Case is by OSIsoft at Carnegie Mellon Microsoft recently demonstrated a special Azure ML cloud service that provides a browser-based interface for authoring the machine learning algorithms that power predictive analytics, such as Smart Building operational analytics. The interface is easy enough for non-data scientists … Continue reading Microsoft Azure ML – New Support for Building Predictive Analytics
All the Big IT companies are running campaigns touting their role in the coming Internet of Things (IoT) computing era. A common vision is that software, particularly mobile apps, will reign supreme over embedded systems-on-a-chip, sensors, wireless communications and other components making more of the physical world digitally addressable thus bringing greater productivity, health, comfort … Continue reading How do you Spell IoT for Smart Buildings?