Energy Management

Smart Cities

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

October 5th, 2021
Smart Buildings

Podcast #7: Artificial Intelligence + Domain Knowledge = A Smarter Building

September 22nd, 2021
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Smart Cities

Energy Management is Still the Foundation of Smart Buildings

Once upon a time, smart buildings were all about energy management. Continuing pressure to cut costs and growing pressure to tackle climate change had converged to drive an energy efficiency revolution in buildings. At the heart of that revolution was smart technology, where sensor networks and big data software processed masses of information about the […]

Smart Cities

Intelligent Energy Demand Needs Intelligent Energy Supply

Buildings and the electricity grid are inextricably linked. The building sector represents up to 75% of all electricity usage and is also a disproportionately large contributor to peak energy demand, according to our recent report. The electricity grid, including power generation, must serve that demand, and to do so efficiently, it must develop a deep […]

Smart Buildings

What Type of Smart Building Will Lead AI Adoption?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the inevitable future for buildings but just like the adoption of smart technology over the last decade, the introduction of AI will be different for each building vertical. Retail, hospitality, healthcare, and office buildings, for example, each discovered their own use cases for smart technology, their varying needs created different drivers […]

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 […]

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