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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3 Cases Where Planned Preventive Maintenance Falls Short

3 Cases Where Planned Preventive Maintenance Falls Short

Does your approach to facility management center primarily around preparing, scheduling, and delegating maintenance tasks at regular intervals? This type of planned preventive maintenance is still widely practiced, but at many facilities, it’s now giving way to a new, more effective method […]

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Iot-Based Environmental Monitoring: How Data Becomes Insights

IoT-Based Environmental Monitoring: How Data Becomes Insights

The facilities management (FM) profession is changing—and has been for the past several years. According to an article that recently appeared in FMJ Magazine, “…the work of FM is no longer just about managing the facilities—it’s about how FM is creating organizational and strategic value.” […]

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7 Ways Facilities Managers Are Saving Costs

7 Ways Facilities Managers Are Saving Costs

Looking for cost-saving measures you can implement at your commercial facility? While there’s no shortage of ways to achieve savings, some methods actually cost money—some don’t. And while approaches to cost-cutting might differ, the end result is almost guaranteed to catch the eye of higher-ups. As one facilities manager notes […]

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How Your Facility Could Benefit From Energy as a Service

How Your Facility Could Benefit From Energy as a Service

Whether or not you’re the one paying your facility’s energy bill every month, it may seem like there’s little you can do to alter that recurring expense. And even if you did start investigating ways to save, the job might prove to be more time-consuming than you expect, thanks to the variety of factors involved […]

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HVAC Energy Consumption In Commercial Buildings: 4 Ways To Save

HVAC Energy Consumption In Commercial Buildings: 4 Ways To Save

With HVAC energy consumption accounting for more than 40% of a commercial building’s total energy use, it’s no wonder so many facility managers (FMs) are reading up on ways to optimize this system’s efficiency. There are lots of ideas out there, many of which would be considered […]

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Common Indoor Air Pollution Sources By Industry

Common Indoor Air Pollution Sources By Industry

To be sure, public awareness about indoor air quality is growing. And it’s no wonder—with some studies showing that indoor air may be more polluted than outdoor air, information about indoor air pollution sources and causes is now becoming more readily available […]

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Tying Data Collection In The IoT To Business Goals

Tying Data Collection In The IoT To Business Goals

You’ve no doubt heard that the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to be a multi-trillion dollar industry in the next decade. Much of that optimism is predicated on the promise of greater efficiency gains for enterprises as a result of IoT data collection and analysis. But while generating […]

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How The Energy As A Service (EaaS) Business Model Works

How The Energy As A Service (EaaS) Business Model Works

Until fairly recently, most business leaders and facility managers considered energy an expense line item that was out of their control. It was widely viewed as a fixed cost—a basic requirement for day-to-day operations that was subject to changing regulations and volatile markets. […]

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22 IoT Statistics For 2020 (& Beyond)

22 IoT Statistics For 2020 (& Beyond)

In the past few years there’s been no shortage of IoT statistics and predictions, all pointing to its explosive growth. In fact, IoT is one of the most-researched emerging markets globally thanks to […]

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The Need For Power Quality Monitoring

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? […]

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The Bright Future Of LED & IoT Lighting

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 […]

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What Is Preventive Maintenance?

What Is Preventive Maintenance?

Which of these scenarios best describes your building’s maintenance program? Reliant on a paper management system, your workers spend most of their time performing […]

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