Tag: Smart Buildings

Building automation is the automatic centralized control of a building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning, lighting and other systems through a Building Management System or Building Automation System (BAS). The objectives of building automation are improved occupant comfort, efficient operation of building systems, and reduction in energy consumption and operating costs.

Editor’s Comments: The Artful Edifice

Editor’s Comments: The Artful Edifice

What’s it like to set foot inside the world’s most intelligent smart building? Welcome to Amsterdam’s The Edge, an ultra-sleek example of today’s enlightened construction, and the epitome of functional style. The building’s ethos—het nieuwe werken, or the new way of working—places it at the forefront of smart building technology

Three Ways Energy Storage Adds Value to Existing Buildings

Three Ways Energy Storage Adds Value to Existing Buildings

Over the past two years, more than 400 energy storage systems have been installed in buildings throughout California. Around 10% of Fortune 500 companies have secured energy storage solutions, and 30% are actively considering storage. The customer-sited energy storage market is now opening up in states like New York, Massachusetts,

Farenheit 3.6—The Writing on the Wall

Farenheit 3.6—The Writing on the Wall

An energy and environment story in the New York Times on October 16, “Oil and Gas Companies Make Statement in Support of U.N. Climate Goals”, shows that 10 of the world’s big oil companies—though none of the big United States’ companies—are acknowledging that their industry needs to help address climate

Edgy, Trendy, or Just Plain Smart?

Edgy, Trendy, or Just Plain Smart?

Bloomberg Business ran the article “The Smartest Building in the World” a couple of weeks ago, and while most of us are not privileged to live and work at this outer edge—and the building itself is called Edge—it is fun to glimpse the kinds of building and human integration we

Delivering on the Promise

Delivering on the Promise

Smart buildings have promised a lot: from simplified management, energy efficiency and workflow benefits, to occupant behavior insights and maintenance cost savings. But smart buildings often fail to deliver on those promises—and one companyfeels that needs to change.

Delta Controls was born out of a commitment to deliver on a promise to a

Smart Buildings for Intelligent Savings

Smart Buildings for Intelligent Savings

When Bob Bechtold started along the path toward smart building a couple of decades ago, the term had yet to gain widespread popularity. Exploring his passion for renewable energy during the 1980s, he installed his first wind turbine and geothermal heating system, at his home. Later, he began to think that he

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