Multi-site Facility Management: The Challenges

In a perfect world, facility management would be seamless. And, multi-site facility management would be a piece of cake. Buildings would have optimized operations, energy would be consumed efficiently, occupant comfort would be ideal, and repair emergencies would be nonexistent. … Continued

Actuators: Remove Failure as an Option

It isn’t only when talking about perilous space missions, as in Apollo 13, that failure is not an option. The same is true for actuators. They are the last line of defense, making sure that spills, explosions, power loss, property … Continued

Energy Savings Achieved Through Retrofits

When the U.S. economy took a downturn during the Great Recession, the refrain everyone heard again and again was “repair, don’t replace.” But, even as the economy has improved, some building owners and operators remain hesitant to make large capital … Continued

BMS: Improving Efficiency While Leaving No Building Behind

For building owners and end users, efficiency comes in many forms. One is energy efficiency through the use of a BMS, a building management system. With a BMS, significant savings are possible through intelligent control of HVAC (heating, ventilating and … Continued

Survey says? Higher Education Facility Leaders want Energy Efficiency

Aging infrastructure, rising energy costs and reduced budgets are major issues affecting facilities across a multitude of industries. The higher education market is especially impacted as shrinking funding and valuable resources are dispersed to growing student populations. All of these … Continued

Reducing Vulnerability to Cyberattacks

The need for secure systems is a growing priority for Industry Control System (ICS) operators. Recent high profile cyber-attacks against critical infrastructure, coupled with the growing list of published equipment vulnerabilities, and the availability of tools to simplify hacking is … Continued

4 Steps for Creating Smarter Buildings

Buildings are an integral part of the global economy, using about 40 percent of the world’s energy. Even though building management technology has undergone rapid advancement, there is still a tremendous opportunity for continued improvement. Considering 30 percent of this … Continued