How Schneider Electric uses ‘EcoStruxure’ to improve energy efficiency, sustainability

Schneider Electric created EcoStruxure several years ago and has begun to quantify its impact—an integrated, cloud-based, IoT-system that connects all aspects of a building, from the shop floor to the top floor to tailor the use of energy. Since its...

Savona, Italy, has become the first LEED-certified city in Europe

Savona, Italy, has become the first LEED-certified city in Europe

LEED for Cities provides cities with a framework for measuring and managing the performance of water consumption, energy use, human experience, waste and transportation.

Artificial intelligence unlocks building system data

Artificial intelligence unlocks building system data

Half of the energy consumed by the built environment is wasted, which is completely unacceptable from both a sustainability and cost perspective.

Expanded app helps people navigate connected buildings

Honeywell, a leader in connected buildings, has expanded the capabilities of its Honeywell Vector Occupant App, giving facility occupants more control over their experiences with the swipe of a screen. The most significant new feature is indoor navigation, which uses...

10 smart building IoT trends for 2018

10 smart building IoT trends for 2018

The concept of constructing smart buildings evolved to conserve energy and build buildings – both commercial and residential – that are energy efficient. For commercial buildings, the transition to smart buildings is vital to the growth of the organization. It...

Survey: Health care facility power systems unequipped for digital age

Survey: Health care facility power systems unequipped for digital age

More than half of hospitals’ power systems built before benefits, demands of IoT known

Report: Manufacturers will have fully connected factories by 2022

Report: Manufacturers will have fully connected factories by 2022

Most manufacturers are adopting the IoT to enhance visibility and improve quality, according to a new study. The report by Zebra Technologies Corp., a provider of mobile technology and services for real-time enterprise visibility, found that by 2022, 64 percent...

Siemens to open Singapore digitalization hub in IoT push

Global industrial technology supplier Siemens is opening a digitalization hub in Singapore to develop internet of things (IoT) applications that cater to the needs of diverse industries in Southeast Asia. Located in Macpherson in the central region of Singapore, the...

Study: Managers want to adopt IoT to improve building performance

Study: Managers want to adopt IoT to improve building performance

Facility managers are increasingly looking to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) by implementing new digital technologies like intelligent analytics to improve maintenance decisions and operations, according to a new study. Some 89 percent of respondents indicate that they expect...

N.C. company combines IoT, solar in 'smart campus' initiative

N.C. company combines IoT, solar in 'smart campus' initiative

Global analytics software and services firm SAS in North Carolina is capitalizing on the growing Internet of Things, as well as its on-campus solar farms, to create a "smart campus" that it says will reduce energy costs and make the...

Five ways data drives green performance

Five ways data drives green performance

When it comes to sustainability, data is ushering in a new era of green performance. Thanks to the digital age, our ability to capture data is virtually limitless and the information we gather has the ability to drive better decisions — economically, socially and environmentally. Over the last two decades, the U.S.

Commercial building automation market to reach $108 billion by 2024

Commercial building automation market to reach $108 billion by 2024

The global commercial building automation market is expected to surge as demand increases for energy-conservative processes and companies focus on reducing overall operating costs, especially in the government buildings' segment, according to a new report. Government initiatives for constructing green...

Elevators market leveraging IoT, emerging green building trend

Elevators market leveraging IoT, emerging green building trend

Escalators and elevators are considered integral to the urban landscape and are installed across various public and private places such as IT parks, hotels, retail outlets, residential and commercial buildings and restaurants. The vendors operating in the global elevator market...

Expert: Cities need to be more efficient

Expert: Cities need to be more efficient

Cities are home to more than half the world's population, and that number continues to grow. How should they adapt to cope with demand? Four numbers define the importance of cities, according to the co-chair of the Global Future Council...

6 data center infrastructure trends for 2017

6 data center infrastructure trends for 2017

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has released six data center infrastructure trends to watch in 2017. This year’s trends follow the 2016 data center trends published by Emerson Network Power last year. “We’re moving further into the cloud era, and...

Global elevators market leveraging IoT, green building trend

Global elevators market leveraging IoT, green building trend

Escalators and elevators are considered integral to the urban landscape and are installed across various public and private places such as parks, hotels, retail outlets, residential and commercial buildings, restaurants and others. The vendors operating in the global elevator market...

Smart cities taking shape around world

Smart cities taking shape around world

Smart cities are one of the promised benefits of the IoT, but there is still much work to do. Here are some examples of initiatives around the world, according to TechWeek Europe. Connected technologies and sensors are all around, from smart traffic lights to smartphones, collecting data.

Emphasis on efficiency to boost smart building construction

Emphasis on efficiency to boost smart building construction

Report: Technology combats energy needs in new structures

Intel building 'smart' Israel development center

Intel building 'smart' Israel development center

Israel's largest high-tech company, Intel Israel, is moving its 2,500 development personnel into a new building in Petah Tikva, reports Israeli business website Globes. The 34,000-square-meter building will learn the habits of every employee who chooses to disclose personal information,...

IT solutions have potential to push green building to next level

IT solutions have potential to push green building to next level

Green-focused tech innovations make sustainable practices simple to implement and highly scalable. Luckily, some of the sharpest minds in the tech world are working on it. In the green building arena alone, countless startups, mature businesses and major IT vendors...

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