Hospital Air Quality Monitoring Done Right

The indoor environment of any building is complex, and hospitals are no exception. But in a facility dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of its inhabitants, hospital air quality is of special concern.

The Need For Power Quality Monitoring

As a facilities manager, you’re so busy that you’re doing well if you review your utility bills regularly. But when was the last time you closely examined your contract with the utility company? As we’ve seen with many of our customers, there’s[...]

4 Ways Facilities Managers Can Use Cloud-Based Energy Monitoring

As a facilities manager, your primary objectives are threefold: To ensure all building systems remain in good working condition continuously. To maintain an environment that supports building tenants and productivity. To reduce the operating costs[...]

5 Compelling Companies In Building Automation

Having the ability to remotely monitor and optimize your building’s systems—everything from heating and cooling equipment to lighting, ventilation, and more—isn’t a dream of the future. Many facilities are already utilizing building automation in[...]

5 Types Of Preventative Maintenance In Commercial Facilities

We’ve talked about preventative maintenance before on our blog, and where it stands on the continuum relative to other types of maintenance. But that’s not the end of the story; there are different approaches to preventative maintenance itself, all[...]

The Bright Future Of LED & IoT Lighting

As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. Historically, the manner in which we produce and deliver light has made incremental improvements since the days of the kerosene lamp—each iteration solving challenges posed by the previous method.[...]

How Does A Solar Energy Monitoring System Work Using IoT?

Considering utilizing solar power for your building’s energy needs (and potentially generating additional revenue by selling some of that power back to the utility)? You’re in good company—it’s estimated that 70,000 solar panels will be installed[...]

The 4 Components That Make A Smart Building Ecosystem

As a facilities manager, does your building have the necessary components for you to: respond to changing weather conditions to optimize occupants’ comfort level and reduce your energy expenditure; predict when a core operating component (like the[...]

Benchmarking Commercial Building Energy Use Per Square Foot

How often are you confronted with the reality of your building’s monthly utility bill? If the answer is “not often” or “never,” you’re like many other facilities managers who do their best to use energy wisely, but rarely get a close look at the[...]

The Components Of A Building Management System

Whether you’re running a large boiler plant or a mid-sized office building, you need a way to keep track of and control its various systems. Traditionally, facilities managers have turned to building management systems (BMS), also sometimes called[...]

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