building efficiency

Smart Buildings

The Whitehouse Turns Green with New Building Efficiency Policies

June 22nd, 2021
Smart Cities

Moving Past the Era of Underperformance to an Age of Better Building Construction

February 27th, 2019
Smart Buildings

Building a Closer Relationship Between Construction & IT for Smarter Buildings

Smart buildings are where construction meets information technology, so when a leading construction firm join forces with a global IT superpower expectations will run high. The recent agreement between PCL Construction and Microsoft promises to fuel joint innovation and development of smart building implementations. “PCL is an early adopter in the smart buildings space,” states […]

Smart Buildings

Europe Wants To Lead The World On Energy Efficiency

As the incoming US leadership threatens to keep its campaign promises and withdraw from the COP21 Paris climate agreement, signed by a record-breaking 193 countries and counting. Across the Atlantic, the EU have decided that they not only want to adapt to this clean energy transition, they want to lead it. Last week, the European […]

Smart Buildings

Panasonic Partners With Schneider Electric And Tesla On Low-Carbon Tech

Tech giant Panasonic Corporation is demonstrating the power of partnerships with two headline agreements within a matter of days. Last week Panasonic announced an integrated HVAC equipment and building management solution with energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric. The firms say the joint solution brings new levels of HVAC control and energy efficiency to […]

Smart Cities

The Harmonization Of Smart Grid & Smart Building Markets Has Begun

Smart buildings and smart grids only go so far in optimizing energy consumption in cities, the two need to be synchronized to complete the energy saving story. As much as 40% of total energy consumption in the US comes from buildings. While great strides have been made to develop smart building energy saving technology alongside […]

Smart Buildings

Tech Giants Showcase Smart Technologies In Their Own Buildings

As a smart building technology company there really is no excuse not to have smart headquarters for your own business. In fact, many leading firms have been using their own facilities as test beds for their technology and even as a showcase to demonstrate how their technology can improve employee comfort and productivity; as well […]

Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls’ Focus on Building Automation Continues with Cisco Partnership

Johnson Controls recently announced that it has joined the Cisco Digital Ceiling community as a founding building automation partner. The Digital Ceiling framework provides a platform that delivers better user experiences through the convergence of the IT network and building technologies, including lighting, heating, cooling, security, motion detection, and other sensors and actuators. “Building owners […]

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