Building Controls

Smart Buildings

#Podcast 14: Bridging the Gap Between Old Control Systems and New Technology!

September 20th, 2022
Complimentary Article
Smart Buildings

Meteoviva Sustainable Buildings Business Examined

September 12th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Trane Commercial HVAC Business 2021 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the commercial HVAC business of Trane Technologies, which includes their building automation and energy services portfolio. It is based on their 2021 annual results, investor presentations and related activities throughout 2021. Trane Technologies was formed in 2020 following a spin-off from Ingersoll Rand’s Climate Division. As a vertically integrated enterprise, Trane offers […]

Smart Buildings

Acuity Brands Annual Report 2021 Examined

While lighting makes up 95% of Acuity Brands Inc revenue (they are now the largest lighting manufacturer in North America) it is their Intelligent Spaces Group (ISG) business segment that focuses on smart buildings technology. In this research note, we examine their recently published 2021 Annual Report. Acuity’s ISG business segment offers building management systems […]

Lighting

The Sun-Like Future of Human-Centric Lighting

Seoul Semiconductor has long promoted it’s SunLike LED series as a pioneering technology in the human-centric lighting (HCL) space. In this emerging market still fighting to justify the science behind its concept, the SunLike series has become a growing success story in numerous applications. So, is Seoul Semiconductor’s LED series actually better than other systems […]

Smart Buildings

“Most People Don’t Realize how Buildings can Affect our Health & Wellbeing”

How do office workers respond to artificial lighting that simulates natural light? How do changes of indoor environmental conditions affect sleep and stress? What types of indoor environment intervention can increase cognitive performance and improve job satisfaction? In order to answer these questions and others, Minnesota-based Well Living Lab recently announced an extensive three-year scientific […]

Smart Cities

New Building to Grid Interface by EPFL Offers Unprecedented Optimization

A Swiss research team, from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), have created an innovative smart building to smart grid system that promises to better optimize our energy use. The system, which collects data on people’s energy use and sends it to the grid, was simultaneously developed by several specialist teams from the university’s electronics […]

Smart Buildings

No Commercial Building Too Small For The Internet of Things Era

Smart building technology promises to revolutionize our built environment but as yet it really only applies to the biggest buildings, the 10% of commercial real estate where return on investment (ROI) is attractive enough. For the vast majority of buildings, the small and medium sized commercial real estate, this revolution is yet to take shape […]

Smart Buildings

The Building Controls Sector Could Learn A Lot From Personal Computing

Many technology vendors see an opportunity to separate the hardware from the software in building controls systems. Thus enabling a more robust technology product to control the hardware that already exists in buildings, according to senior smart buildings, IoT and energy product management consultant, Joseph Aamidor. In a recent article for Greentech Media, Aamidor highlights […]

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