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A New Dawn for Solar Power in the Smart Buildings Sector?

August 11th, 2022
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European IoT-Enabled Elevator Maintenance Startups Examined

July 29th, 2022
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A Token Financing Option or the Future of Real Estate Development?

Earlier this month, Building 4 of the Upper Riverside Development in London’s Greenwich Peninsula district became the first real estate project in the city to be tokenized. Through the division of the building into digital tokens and the sale of those tokens, the Hong Kong based developer Knight Dragon expects to raise $1.67 million (£1.4 […]

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Curving the Linear Model of Construction Towards Circular Buildings

The business case around circular economy approaches in the buildings sector is conclusive and the environmental case against the current linear model of construction, demolition, and disposal is damning —yet wasteful building development culture persists globally. The equivalent building development of the city of Paris will be built each week around the world from now […]

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Building Automation Giants Step Up Their Cybersecurity Game

The pressure is growing on commercial buildings to become smarter. The continuing fight against climate change is driving stronger regulation on energy efficiency, demanding greener building systems governed by data from broad sensor networks. The gradual return to work after COVID lockdowns demand higher health and safety standards, which also drives buildings toward smart technology. […]

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Big Tech Muscles in on the Workplace Experience Tech Market

You know a market or trend is maturing when the world’s biggest companies start to take interest. Tesla may have led the development of the modern electric vehicle (EV) but we only knew the EV market was here to stay when all major automotive players began to develop their own electric models. For many, Apple’s […]

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Giving Intelligence to Every Electrical EndPoint in Buildings

Today, most buildings use an electrical infrastructure based on technology from the 1950s. Outlets, switches, and circuit breakers have served their purpose well enough but have hardly changed in over half a century. Like the shift from conventional light bulbs to LED, the buildings’ conventional electrical infrastructure has been waiting for a disruptive technology that […]

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Standards Vs Ecosystems: The Battle for Interoperability

Our physical world is being colonized by digital technology that seeks to sense, interpret, interface, and augment the human experience. Across the built environment, connected devices promise to feed advanced AI systems with all manner of data on the real world to bring about advanced automation and actionable insight. However, the sheer scale of the […]

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