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Smart Cities

Investment in Smart Glass Startups Accelerates Building Integrated Photovoltaic Tech

June 28th, 2021
Smart Cities

“If We Re-use & Upgrade Existing Buildings, We Are Greener On Every Front”

May 18th, 2021
Smart Cities

Eyes on the Building – Drones Take Structural Inspections to the Next Level

The building envelope is the protective layer that creates the indoor environment by separating it from the outside world. It is central to ventilation, insulation, fenestration, and just like other essential parts of the structure, the building envelope is prone to unexpected damage as well as wear and tear over time that requires maintenance to […]

Smart Buildings

The Living, Breathing, Thinking, Learning – Human Smart Building

The analogies between smart buildings and the human body persist reliably in industry media and analysis. While they are, in essence, nothing more than novel comparisons, they serve to help us understand the digital evolution of buildings in the cyber-physical age. By extending these analogies and recognizing their limits we can wrap our minds around […]

Smart Buildings

Smart Building Systems Don’t Always Have To Be Digital

Whose idea was it to build our modern buildings out of glass? Floor to ceiling windows may provide a beautiful view but they force building owners and managers to install highly energy consuming heating and air-conditioning systems (HVAC) to regulate against sunlight or lack of. No wonder buildings account for as much as 40% of […]

Smart Buildings

Nature Provides Inspiration for Smart Building Façades

As buildings undergo a smart evolution in sensors, communication, HVAC, energy management and so on, the building façade is no exception. Intelligent building and research firms around the world are creating innovative and multi-faceted building skins. Much like human skin, a building’s outer layer needs to be weatherproof, insulating and, ideally, maintain an attractive appearance. […]

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