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By Sarah Dudley and Graeme Noseworthy on December 20, 2018

Toy manufacturer replaces reliance on sketchy magic with IoT

A large toy manufacturer located at the northernmost point of the planet must produce in excess of 2 billion toys* each year. To meet this incredible demand, it is critical to ensure operations, facility management, and worker safety are at optimum efficiency. To top it off, they must distribute all the toys in just one […]

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By Sarah Dudley on November 29, 2018

Building momentum at TRIRIGA University – Day 2 highlights

McDonald’s, Miami Heat, the Smithsonian. Though this sounds like it’s describing my ideal day of tourist activities, it’s actually part of the lineup for day two of TRIRIGA University 2018! In addition to a fantastic lineup of speakers, there was also plenty of opportunity to get social. Keep reading for a summary of the highlights. […]

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By Sarah Dudley on December 20, 2018

Building momentum at TRIRIGA University – Day 1 Highlights

A large toy manufacturer located at the northernmost point of the planet must produce in excess of 2 billion toys* each year. To meet this incredible demand, it is critical to ensure operations, facility management, and worker safety are at optimum efficiency. To top it off, they must distribute all the toys in just one […]

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By Bruce D Baron on November 6, 2018

How UCSF Health is putting patients first with facilities management

If buildings are getting smarter, then medical facilities have to be brilliant. That’s why University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Health is working with IBM Maximo to create cutting-edge health facilities that aim to keep the patient care environment safe. It started when UCSF Health and IBM partnered to optimize the management of existing health […]

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By Linda Okoniewski on October 23, 2018

Top 7 reasons to attend TRIRIGA University 2018

Did you know that we spend 87% of our days in buildings? If you think about that, it seems like a no-brainer that our buildings and spaces must be optimized to operate at peak efficiency and be designed for optimal occupant experience. This is evident when we see that 70% of a building’s costs are […]

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By Claire Penny on October 12, 2018

Buildings with DNA: why today’s “smart” buildings were never dumb

Ask yourself these questions: when was the last time you experienced the latest and most innovative technology, at work? Is your workplace more technically equipped than your home? It is widely accepted that buildings are getting smarter. But were they ever actually dumb? Or have they just been held back by closed proprietary systems and […]

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By Chris O'Connor on October 9, 2018

Get a full view of energy consumption and patterns across your enterprise

Welcome to a new edition of our Get Connected series. In my last blog, I talked about facilities management and improving your building’s operations. Today, I am going to continue on the buildings theme and discuss a hot topic for any building owner or occupant: energy consumption. Do you know your building’s current and expected […]

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By Kareem Yusuf, Ph.D on September 24, 2018

Industrial “Things” Produce “Industrial-Sized” Outcomes

Companies are instrumenting and connecting their industrial equipment, buildings and facilities, and vehicles with billions of sensors to create what is known as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The Industrial Internet of Things is generating exponential amounts of data that is creating opportunities to identify patterns that unlock new ways of working and new […]

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By Chris O'Connor on August 28, 2018

Optimize your building operations from the ground up

Welcome to a new edition of our Get Connected series. Today we are going to talk facilities management. This topic touches us all on a daily basis as we can all relate to how we experience a building. Just think about the things you pay attention to as you walk in. Is it the right […]

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By Bruce D Baron on August 23, 2018

How the University of California ensures buildings are performing. Spoiler: it’s TRIRIGA

How does the University of California plan to manage their property assets across 10 campuses? By implementing an impressive new program called ICAMP – the Integrated Capital Asset Management Program. We caught up with Rich Powers, of University of California Office of the President (UCOP) to find out how ICAMP enables visibility and integration across […]

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By Anthony Behan on July 12, 2018

How to make your buildings more energy friendly

‘Architecture, we imagine, is permanent,’ wrote Stewart Brand in his 1994 book How Buildings Learn. ‘And so our buildings thwart us. Because they discount time, they misuse time.’ We live, work and engage with the world in buildings, and as we grow and evolve, so too do the buildings around us. They age and bits […]

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By Bret Greenstein on June 27, 2018

Using AI to learn your buildings’ energy behavior

Buildings are a central part of the world today. We live, work and play in them. We socialize, learn and engage in them. In fact, it’s estimated that we spend 93% of our time in buildings.  Of course, buildings don’t remain static once the builder hands over the keys – their uses, occupants and components […]

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