Energy Management

Smart Cities

Intelligent Energy Demand Needs Intelligent Energy Supply

July 20th, 2021
Smart Buildings

What Type of Smart Building Will Lead AI Adoption?

July 15th, 2021
Smart Buildings

How Far We Really Are From AI-Enabled Smart Buildings

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a symbol of futuristic technological development since the mid-1950s but for the vast majority of that time it has been limited to the imaginations and research of academics and science fiction writers. In the last 10-years, however, our increasing computational capabilities have begun to lay the foundations for practical applications […]

Smart Cities

From the Sidewalk of the City to the Sidewalk of the Building

The pandemic has been incredibly disruptive to the real estate sector, and perhaps the biggest cancellation of the COVID-19 era so far is Google’s Sidewalk Labs project in Toronto. The Quayside redevelopment project was still in planning phases and held back by a resolute citizen movement that focused on issues of data privacy and corporate […]

Smart Cities

Dirty Cryptocurrencies Must Take A Smart Building Approach to Energy Efficiency

While still seeming strange and unofficial to many, cryptocurrencies have now become an established part of the world economy. These blockchain-based virtual currencies have become hugely popular for a wide variety of people around the world, from mom and pop investors to billionaires such as Elon Musk, who recently began accepting Bitcoin as payment for […]

Smart Buildings

The Whitehouse Turns Green with New Building Efficiency Policies

During his first 100 days in office, President Biden made bold claims to re-establish the US as a leader in the fight against climate change. Resigning the COP21 Paris agreement and issuing an executive order to achieve a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and put the US on an “irreversible path” to a net-zero […]

Smart Cities

Raising the Level of Healthcare Building Intelligence Before the Next Pandemic

Our buildings have felt the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. While offices, schools, and retail outlets have seen months of zero occupancies, our residential buildings have played the role of home and workplace as hundreds of millions were locked down for extended periods over the past 14-months. However, perhaps no type of building has […]

Smart Cities

Cementing the Future of Smart Buildings with Built-in Energy Storage

When you look across the urban landscape you realize that one material stands out above all others, be it commercial and residential facilities, bridges, tunnels, or roads, our modern cities are built with cement. The total volume of cement production worldwide amounted to an estimated 4.1 billion tons in 2020, almost three times more than […]

Smart Buildings

The Green Unicorn is No Longer a Myth in the Smart Buildings Industry

Investors are only interested in startups that will provide them a lucrative return on their investments. Therefore, only those startups that can present a business case promising strong returns will receive the investment they need to succeed in highly competitive markets. This system does not leave much space for environmentally-driven startups to emerge, so a […]

Smart Cities

Your Building Is Only As Green As Its Supply Chain

Green buildings are nothing new. In fact, the energy efficiency of a wide range of building systems and operational practices have been hallmarks of the smart building movement that has been evolving over the last few decades. However, the sustainability of buildings is about more than just operational efficiency, they must also incorporate environmentally responsible […]

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