Smart Buildings

Why So Few Buildings are Smart

by Ivan Benitez
Blog

Today’s take-up of smart buildings technology is slower than anticipated. The expectation about the size of the smart buildings opportunity in the marketplace is not reflecting the actual activity. Very few retrofit projects are materialising, and on new construction sites, only 30% of the C-Suite believe they got what they were promised when implementing building technology solutions. This is mostly attributable to poor planning, the wrong focus, and the wrong partners or technology solutions.

Achieving ´smart´should not be difficult

Beyond Green, the Skyscraper Moves Toward Intelligence

by Alexander Chavez
Article

Back in 2011, TAIPEI 101 became the first building of its size to receive LEED Platinum certification in the category Existing Buildings: Operation and Maintenance (EBOM). Its operators have been making improvements ever since. The next step is the implementation of a platform that uses data to enhance energy efficiency.

Qualcomm's Smart Campus Wins Digital Innovation Award

The San Diego pilot program includes office and research space, labs, outdoor areas and parking structures and shows how our technologies can be more broadly applied to smart cities of the future.
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Qualcomm has served as the essential accelerator to the mobile device market for more than 30 years. Our mobile processors and modems have been “under the hood” of thousands of flagship mobile device models. Now, the need for mobile connectivity is expanding beyond — far beyond — smartphones and tablets. The Internet of Things (IoT) has expanded the market for mobile connectivity. And one of the main benefactors of the IoT revolution are Smart Cities.

Ingersoll Rand Shares Smart Building Insights at 2016 Building Energy Summit

Press Release

DAVIDSON, N.C., March 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Owen Smith, director, energy policy and strategy, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, shared insights at the 2016 Building Energy Summit in Washington, DC on March 16 to help building owners understand and maximize the benefits of smart buildings.

Energy Solutions from the Think Tank

by Moritz Gathmann
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More and more people live in cities, and their consumption of energy is growing. Technical University of Munich professor Thomas Auer and his students are looking for ways of encouraging people to save energy without impairing their quality of life. Smart buildings like the new Siemens HQ in Munich show what can be done.

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More and more people live in cities, and their consumption of energy is growing. Technical University of Munich professor Thomas Auer and his students are looking for ways of encouraging people to save energy without impairing their quality of life. Smart buildings like the new Siemens HQ in Munich show what can be done.

AT&T Energy Director to Expand Focus to Include Smarter Buildings

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John Schinter, who was hired as AT&T’s first Director of Energy in 2009, was recently appointed Assistant Vice President of Energy and Smart Buildings. 

While continuing with his current role to oversee company-wide energy management efforts, Schinter’s focus will expand to include the deployment of new M2M and big data solutions to optimize facility equipment operational performance and reliability. 

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