Exploring the Long-Term Impacts of COVID on Physical SecurityJanuary 31st, 2023
Viessmann Group Business and Financials ExaminedMay 23rd, 2022
The Rise of Health Certification in Commercial Real Estate
We have long recognized the importance of our buildings on human health. Studies dating back decades have highlighted huge amounts of time we spend in buildings and how the indoor environment can impact our physical, and mental health. Performance metrics and certification programs around indoor health began to emerge in the 2010s but were still […]
Customers Find Security in the Cloud During COVID
There has been a steady transition towards cloud-based as-a-service business models for smart building services over the past decade. This gradual shift began to challenge long-established business models, relationships, and channels of distribution and was met with some resistance from certain segments of the industry. These cloud-based as-a-service business models require that manufacturers and systems […]
Hybrid Work & Climate Change to Drive the Evolution of Smart Buildings in 2022
The past twelve months have been anything but normal, in fact, 2021 could go down in history as the first year of the “new normal” as we came to terms with a pandemic that is reshaping the world. While 2020 will always be seen as the year that rocked the world with restrictions, and lockdowns, […]
How Do We Get From Here To Intelligent Workplaces?
“Almost every building system has implications for productivity in physical offices and all systems can benefit from a layer of artificial intelligence (AI) over their processes. Greater intelligence around air quality, temperature, and lighting, for example, leads to increased occupant comfort and, therefore, productivity. The use of AI for access, security, cybersecurity, and predictive maintenance, […]
Does Technology Make Buildings More or Less Resilient?
Resilience is the ability to overcome future challenges, both the expected and the unexpected. The term has been used increasingly in the buildings industry in recent years, alongside other terms such as sustainability and continuity. However, while sustainability and continuity are focused on survival, the true goal of resilience is to thrive despite challenges. Resilience […]
Beyond COVID-19 to the Vast Benefits of Cleaner Workplace Air
The air quality of our indoor spaces has seen renewed interest in the past 18-months as a strong relationship emerges between the quality or flow of air and the spread of coronavirus. In the rush to get workers back into their physical workplaces, we have seen a surge of office buildings improving and reconfiguring their […]
The Competitive Advantage of Having a Healthy Smart Building Has Never Been Greater
Our buildings are in the midst of a crisis, not just the pandemic that has reduced commercial building occupancy to zero for extended periods in the past year but also a crisis of how to operate in the post-COVID environment. Public health will remain center stage even after lockdowns end and employees are allowed to […]