Healthcare

Smart Buildings

BKW – A Successful Building Automation Challenger in Switzerland?

September 20th, 2021
Smart Cities

The Interconnected Data-Driven Future of Smart Hospitals

August 16th, 2021
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 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 […]

Lighting

The Smart Building Industry Begins to See Cleaning in a New Light

Few in-building technologies have experienced a more significant boost from the COVID-19 pandemic than UV-C light disinfection. The sanitation solution has been used for more than 40 years in disinfecting drinking water, wastewater, ventilated air, and pharmaceutical products, against a range of human pathogens. This year’s on-going global health crisis, however, has focused extra hype […]

Smart Cities

Focus Shifts to Health in our Post-COVID Smart Cities of the Future

The COVID-19 pandemic has infected many vulnerable emerging markets with reduced revenue and increased uncertainty. As recession looms, crucial investment channels are drying up, seemingly creating a divide between those projects that are already underway and those that now face an uphill battle to secure the funding they require to get off the ground. This […]

Smart Buildings

Everybody Wants to Save the Planet But Who Wants to Clean the Floor?

“Nothing inspires cleanliness more than an unexpected guest,” said lifestyle author, Radhika Mundra, long before the arrival of coronavirus and the subsequent cleaning crusade that swept across the world. There is a growing sense that the world has changed, that things will be different after we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, “a new normal” the […]

Lighting

Can UV-Light Kill Coronavirus in Our Contaminated Buildings?

Hospitals worldwide have become ground zero for the COVID-19 crisis. While the rest of us are forced to find innovative ways to maintain a normal life under lockdown, our brave healthcare workers heal the sick on the frontline of this biological war. As hospitals become a battleground in the fight against this invisible enemy, it […]

Smart Cities

Will Mass Surveillance Become a Leading Epidemic Control Technology?

In China, hospitals that were overflowing a few weeks ago now have an abundance of empty beds, huge makeshift hospitals built for the coronavirus patients are being disassembled, and there is now a little more certainty about the projected end of the lockdown measures. The reduction of COVID-19 cases in the country where they first […]

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