What Is A Smart Building? (The Ultimate Guide)

What Is A Smart Building? (The Ultimate Guide)

As a building owner or facilities manager, you’ve no doubt heard the term “smart building” more than once. Like lots of other things that have gotten smart in recent years, smart buildings are all about giving you […]

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Importance Of Workplace Safety (& What You Can Do To Manage It)

Importance Of Workplace Safety (& What You Can Do To Manage It)

The Occupational Safety & Health Act requires that employers provide a safe workplace. Before COVID-19, regulating workplace hazards largely revolved around things like providing proper training, posting appropriate signage, offering protective equipment, and other, similar elements. With the onset of COVID-19 […]

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How Does IoT Affect Big Data?

How Does IoT Affect Big Data?

In the words of Andrew McAfee, the world is one big data problem. Some statistics culled from various sources and surveys tell the story: More than 150 zettabytes (150 trillion gigabytes) of data will need analysis by 2025, and 87% of companies […]

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IoT Energy Management: Beyond The BMS

IoT Energy Management: Beyond The BMS

Most of the nation’s 5.6 million commercial buildings are 15 years old or older. As a result, most are also devoid of the “smart” technology that permeates modern buildings, leaving facilities managers who want to control and conserve energy use […]

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Why Is Sustainable Design Important To Business?

Why Is Sustainable Design Important To Business?

As countries across the globe struggle with the effects of the pandemic, many commercial buildings sit empty. Business and school closures and shelter-in-place orders have kept huge numbers of people off the roads, and sidelined most of the world’s […]

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Sustainability Analytics: Guiding With Green

Sustainability Analytics: Guiding With Green

These days, big data analysis is guiding companies in the search for answers to their most pressing process, marketing and sales, and HR questions (including ones they didn’t even know they had!), such as “How is our newly acquired software impacting […]

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Green Building Benefits—Is Your Building On Board?

Green Building Benefits—Is Your Building On Board?

You don’t need to look very far to see how much the concepts of environmental responsibility and resource efficiency are starting to take hold in the business world. Increasingly, leaders are recognizing that “green business is good business,” […]

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Company Sustainability Ratings: The Hard Truth

Company Sustainability Ratings: The Hard Truth

People have always sought to align their investments with their convictions. Today, that philosophy is gaining ground, with more investors than ever seeking ways to support—and profit from—companies that operate both “ethically” and “sustainably.” […]

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Four Types Of IoT Wireless Networks

Four Types Of IoT Wireless Networks

The success or failure of Internet of Things (IoT) projects is dependent on many things, but without a reliable connection between devices, sensors and your IoT platform, your project won’t even get off the ground. However, connectivity is […]

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LTE-M Vs. NB-IoT: What's The Difference?

LTE-M Vs. NB-IoT: What’s The Difference?

Connectivity enables the wireless communication that makes up the heart of the Internet of Things (IoT)—IoT devices communicate with gateways and gateways communicate with the cloud, often via cellular data connections. But there are so many […]

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NYC's Local Law 97: A Roadmap To Compliance

NYC’s Local Law 97: A Roadmap To Compliance

New York City doesn’t do “small”—that became evident once again with the passing of Local Law 97 in 2019. Known also as the Climate Mobilization Act, this ambitious piece of legislation aims to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a big way, by 80% […]

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Get Actionable Data From IoT Environmental Monitoring

Get Actionable Data From IoT Environmental Monitoring

The building a company is housed in is typically one of its most important assets. Its operations have a major impact on the bottom line, business activities depend on its continuous smooth functioning, and—as sustainability rises in importance—its performance […]

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What Is Wireless Spectrum? Everything You Should Know

What Is Wireless Spectrum? Everything You Should Know

Looking to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by the Internet of Things (IoT)? Understanding the technology behind IoT can be useful as you’re evaluating solutions and searching for the best IoT partner for your business. At the heart of the IoT […]

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A Sustainability Process That Drives Business Value

A Sustainability Process That Drives Business Value

There’s no question that corporate environmental responsibility is a necessity going forward. But is it about more than just necessity? Is sustainability important to business success? Today, business and environmental sustainability go hand-in-hand. […]

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Sustainable Development Examples In Business

Sustainable Development Examples In Business

Companies of all kinds—big and small, in every industry—are increasingly starting to realize the business value of sustainability. It’s a stance that’s attractive to both customers and investors, and, in the eyes of many thought leaders, also reflects a company’s […]

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Calculating The ROI Of IoT In Sustainability

Calculating The ROI Of IoT In Sustainability

Whether or not your organization is inclined to embrace new technology, it’s hard to ignore the allure of the Internet of Things (IoT), which has the potential to impact customer experience, logistics, and everything in between. It’s also proving to be a crucial […]

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Failure To Launch: Why Sigfox Failed In The US

Failure To Launch: Why Sigfox Failed In The US

If you’ve been following the story of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its development in the U.S., you might recall seeing articles like this about a French startup called Sigfox. Just a few years ago it was announcing plans to aggressively expand its network […]

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Licensed Vs. Unlicensed Spectrum: What's The Difference?

Licensed Vs. Unlicensed Spectrum: What’s The Difference?

There are expected to be 1.5 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices in use by 2022, many of which will be used in enterprise or industrial settings. And while that creates lots of opportunities for businesses, it also creates some challenges related to connectivity. […]

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Five Impactful IoT Sustainability Solutions

Five Impactful IoT Sustainability Solutions

The movement toward a more sustainable economy is gathering momentum. Consumers increasingly prefer to do business with companies that embrace sustainable practices, and more organizations are looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact […]

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Smart Facility Management & IoT Solutions

Smart Facility Management & IoT Solutions

Though the term smart building has been in use for some 30 years, smart facility management has become “smarter,” less expensive, and easier to implement by orders of magnitude over that time. One of the earliest smart facilities management solutions […]

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9 IoT Sensors You Can Use For Sustainability Metrics

9 IoT Sensors You Can Use For Sustainability Metrics

If you’ve been following our blog, you may already be familiar with our perspective on how Internet of Things (IoT) sensors are on the verge of transforming the way businesses approach sustainability: Rather than relying on subjective, qualitative measures of sustainability […]

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Edge Computing & The IoT: An Opportunity For Growth

The volume of data is exploding—it is estimated that by 2025, 463 exabytes of data will be created each day globally. (Forget about gigabytes—today, we’re talking exabytes, terabytes, and zettabytes!) And “smart” buildings are active participants in the digital universe […]

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What Are Standard Energy Use Intensity Benchmarks?

What Are Standard Energy Use Intensity Benchmarks?

In business, the concept of benchmarking—comparing one company’s performance against that of competitors—is a widely accepted, and even promoted, practice because of its effectiveness in moving the organizational performance needle. Not only is it a good motivator […]

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Remote Monitoring Systems: Using IoT Tech To Improve Performance

Remote Monitoring Systems: Using IoT Tech To Improve Performance

Considering investing in an IoT (Internet of Things)-based remote monitoring system for your building (or buildings)? Whether you’re managing just one building or many, today’s remote monitoring solutions provide a highly detailed view of all your building operations, everywhere […]

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Sustainability Scorecards Aren’t Enough—Here’s Why

Sustainability Scorecards Aren’t Enough—Here’s Why

Good business and environmental stewardship go hand-in-hand, with sustainability even being elevated to an “urgent” opportunity company leaders simply cannot afford to ignore. But because technology is changing the way companies integrate sustainability into their business […]

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Top 5 Examples Of Smart City IoT Solutions

Top 5 Examples Of Smart City IoT Solutions

What do the cities of Singapore, New York, Tokyo, and London have in common? They are all expected to spend more than $1 billion in 2020 on various smart city initiatives. And it’s no wonder why: Cities are currently home to more than half—55%—of the world’s population […]

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IoT Asset Tracking Explained

IoT Asset Tracking Explained

IoT asset tracking is a fast-growing phenomenon across a number of industries. It is expected that by 2027, there will be 267 million active asset trackers in use worldwide for agriculture, supply chain, construction, mining, and other markets. […]

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4 Impactful Business Energy Conservation Techniques

4 Impactful Business Energy Conservation Techniques

Commercial buildings consume significant amounts of energy in the U.S., accounting for 40% of total energy use and nearly half of total CO2 emissions. And even though more companies are paying closer attention to their energy consumption […]

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Demand Response & Peak Shaving: Strategies For 2019

Demand Response & Peak Shaving: Strategies For 2019

You’re probably well aware of the cost savings that could be achieved by making your building more energy-efficient, but what about the potential for using energy management strategies to generate revenue? Whether they’re saving or earning […]

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What Are Smart Electricity Meters?

What Are Smart Electricity Meters?

As a facilities manager, you may have heard about smart electricity meters but be unfamiliar with exactly what they do and how they can be helpful. Smart meters are an underutilized tool that can actually help you save money—up to as much as 10% of your utility bills. […]

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