sustainability

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 Jen Clark on April 20, 2018

Earth Day 2018: 5 Acts of Green

It’s Earth Day on the 22nd April, which means it’s time to focus on looking after our planet. The Earth Day Network is doing a fantastic job at bringing people together to tackle major environmental challenges by committing to small, individual ‘Acts of Green’. They’re running multiple campaigns, from reforestation and protecting endangered species through to climate change, […]

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By Jacqi Levy on March 10, 2017

Why retailers should be tickled pink about going green

Like it or not, sustainability is a priority for today’s consumers.  Almost 75% of all Millennials and Gen Zers are willing to pay more for sustainable products, according to survey data from Nielsen. But, don’t make the mistake of thinking that sustainability is only important to those aged 35 and under.  50% of Baby Boomers […]

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By Angela Huang and Cate Colburn Smith on August 31, 2016

Watson IoT and the environment: A connected world. A sustainable planet

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the approach to a sustainable environment. It is reducing carbon footprints and pollution; enabling us to do more with fewer resources; improving food security; mitigating the adverse impacts of weather and climate change, and changing our behavior based on what our environment and connected world is telling us. […]

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By Jacqi Levy on May 10, 2016

4 BIG ways IoT impacts building management

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 […]

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By Scott Stockwell on April 21, 2016

The IoT flips ‘garbage in, garbage out’

The adage ‘garbage in, garbage out’ may once have held true, particularly in the land of software programming where it originated, but in today’s connected world, the Internet of Things is flipping it into ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ – literally. A team from the National Taipei University of Technology’s Department of Electronic […]

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