Climate Change

Smart Buildings

Smart Building Data Silos are Not Sustainable for the Market or the Environment

January 11th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Hybrid Work & Climate Change to Drive the Evolution of Smart Buildings in 2022

January 4th, 2022
Smart Cities

Building Electrification Demands Smart Adaptation

The growing trend of electrification in buildings appears to be an obvious choice for authorities around the world. Electrification was prominent in California’s latest Building Energy Efficiency Standards update and in president Biden’s efficient buildings strategy, it has been a growing influence on building policy in the EU for sometime and is estabilishing itself as an important issue […]

Smart Cities

The Net Zero Playbook: Decarbonizing UK Government Buildings

In 2008, the UK passed the Climate Change Act, beginning a long-term commitment to cut national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 80% from 1990 levels by 2050, and agree progressive ‘carbon budgets’ to drive progress toward this target. In 2019, this was amended to require the UK to bring all GHG emissions to Net […]

Smart Buildings

Patent Trends Tell the Story of Future Green Building Innovation

Innovation is critical to technological development and especially impactful in spaces undergoing technological transformation, such as buildings. Innovation is the precursor to the technological breakthroughs that are bringing new value to our increasingly smart indoor spaces through applications that improve efficiency, productivity, and the occupant experience. As green buildings take center stage at the COP26 climate […]

Smart Cities

DOE Connected Buildings Pilot: A Small Step in the Right Direction

Earlier this month the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $61 million pilot project that will create 10 highly connected communities across the country. The initiative will ​​transform thousands of homes and workplaces into energy-efficient buildings that can interact with the electrical grid to optimize their energy consumption. While not extraordinary in terms of investment or […]

Smart Cities

BP’s Blueprint for Decarbonizing Commercial Real Estate

British oil giant BP has acquired US-based building energy technology firm Blueprint Power.  Born in response to the energy regulatory transformation that emerged after hurricane Sandy in 2012, Blueprint’s technology supports the decarbonization of real estate by turning buildings into a flexible power network by connecting them to energy markets through cloud-based software. Blueprint will join the BP Launchpad portfolio, […]

Smart Cities

BIM: Beyond Building Construction to Operation & the Digital Twin

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has established itself as a key software in the fields of building design, construction, and more recently operation. Each new iteration of BIM software introduces features that open up new opportunities for buildings and compel the building industry to imagine what might be possible in the years to come. BIM is now […]

Smart Cities

Building on the Edge: The Untapped Efficiency of Smart Grid Connection

Human activities have caused 1.0°C of global warming above pre-industrial levels and this is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate, reads the highly-referenced IPCC climate report. Two industries have become central to addressing this existential crisis; the power sector that represents almost all of the […]

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