Buildings

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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By Jen Clark on May 23, 2018

Artificial intelligence lays the foundation of buildings of the future

With artificial intelligence integrated into building systems and IoT devices, buildings become more than their brick-and-mortar shells. They begin to operate in new ways, creating personalized experiences for their occupants, and providing energy and cost savings for their owners. In the report ‘Building intelligence into buildings’, the Institute of Business Value (IBV) explores the potential of buildings […]

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By Bruce D Baron on April 11, 2018

I think I saw you at Think? Top facilities management takeaways

Think 2018 was a week to remember, and I think I saw you there? But in case I am mistaken, and you weren’t one of the 40,000 attendees at IBM THINK, here’s what you missed. It was a week of networking, learning and sharing thought leadership with a global community. I paid particularly close attention […]

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By Tracy Owens and Dave Dilworth on February 20, 2018

How to reduce anxiety over lease accounting changes

If you’re reading this, you probably already know that upcoming changes to regulations issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) mean that leases are getting capitalized on your books. But do you know the requirements to comply with these new regulations? Or which milestones to hit between now […]

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By Bruce D Baron on February 8, 2018

What we THINK about: facilities management & smart buildings

With the new year in full swing, I have been getting many questions about our upcoming event, Think. Questions such as: Will there be a focus on facilities management and smarter buildings? Will there be real use cases around how IoT & AI make buildings smarter? Are there certification opportunities? Will the entertainment be magnificent? […]

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By Sarah Dudley on December 8, 2017

It’s alive!! 5 ways buildings are taking advantage of the IoT

After spending a few days at TRIMax immersing myself in all things around facilities management and buildings of the future, one thing was clear. I need to take my building out for a coffee and pick its brain. Our buildings carry so much information about how they are used and we’ve only just begun to […]

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By Sarah Dudley on December 1, 2017

Save money by getting rid of the space you don’t use

When it comes to space in a building, there are three key types. There are spaces that make your business money, such as labs or offices. There are spaces that cost you money, like a cafeteria. But, the most egregious waste of space is that which sits unused. It is both an expense and an […]

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By Sarah Dudley on November 30, 2017

How to equip your TRIRIGA chariot with fierce stallions

There’s an old metaphor originating from Plato that compares the soul to that of a chariot with a pair of winged horses. Chariots of the gods were equipped with two good horses, while us mere mortals were given one good horse and one bad, unruly horse, depicting the conflicts of the soul. Due to this […]

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By Pamela Norton on November 29, 2017

The (real) impact of big data on commercial real estate

It’s that time of year, the TRIMax User Conference is upon us and I especially look forward to this conference every year.  This conference grows in attendance year over year.  Why is that? Largely because our clients see the value of their real estate consulting partners and peers. They enjoy learning about new business process […]

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By Bruce D Baron on November 15, 2017

I’m heading to the smartest building in the world

Although I try to minimize business travel between Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are always events that I see as critical. The evolution of “smart building” technology is interesting to watch, and this year, I am heading to what could be one of the smartest buildings in the world. I am heading to TRIMax, hosted at […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 1, 2017

People are the point of IoT

New cognitive environments—not just buildings—will serve our needs in unprecedented ways. What’s in it for me? As waves of new technologies—and in particular, those emerging from the Internet of Things—wash over us and enter our lives, it’s a fair question. The IoT will serve all of us The advent of cognitive computing suggests that there […]

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