buildings

Improving worker safety with wearables

Written by Chris O'Connor | June 23, 2016 | Energy and Utilities, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas...

According to the International Labor Organization every 15 seconds, 151 workers have a work-related accident. The global number of non-fatal occupational accidents reaches a staggering 317 million, annually. Even more concerning, 321,000 people die each year from occupational accidents. Work accidents remain a huge, cross-industry problem, despite safety regulations and procedures. Even a non-fatal injury can have a ...read more


How one of the greenest buildings in the world is using IoT technology

Written by Jacqi Levy | June 22, 2016 | Commentary / Opinion, Environment

The Internet of Things is one of the biggest enablers of the green buildings movement. The ability to capture and analyze previously “dark” data from buildings is giving us deeper insight into energy and resource use, and the ability to control the use of those resources through an intelligent building management system is taking buildings ...read more


Cognitive computing and the future of smart buildings

Written by Deon Newman | June 21, 2016 | Buildings

These are exciting times. The Internet of Things is changing the landscape of businesses and our experience as humans. It seems everything that touches us is changing, reforming, and changing more. Connectedness has broken down the silos of our life and is revealing possibilities for previously unimagined greatness. What is making IoT the hottest phenomenon ...read more


3 BIG ways the IoT is impacting the way we experience buildings

Written by Jacqi Levy | June 6, 2016 | Buildings

This is the final post in a four-part series on how the Internet of Things is impacting buildings. Over centuries, buildings have evolved from simple shelters to specialized habitats where we work, eat, shop, and find entertainment. Once constructed, these structures can last for hundreds of years, and yet, they are largely static. They can’t ...read more


3 BIG ways IoT impacts the financial management of commercial buildings

Written by Jacqi Levy | June 3, 2016 | Article, Blog

This is the third post in a four-part series on how the IoT is impacting buildings. So far in this series, I’ve looked at how the Internet of Things (IoT) is impacting both building design and construction and building management. Now, I’m going to turn my attention to everyone’s favorite topic: money. More specifically, money ...read more


4 BIG ways IoT impacts building management

Written by Jacqi Levy | May 10, 2016 | Buildings

This is the second post in a four-part series on how the Internet of things is impacting buildings. The day-to-day operation of a building represents over 70% of the total cost of that building over its lifespan. It’s a big number, so why wouldn’t you do everything you can to lower operational cost? Especially if ...read more