Technology makes our buildings smarter. That increased intelligence drives operational efficiency, health and safety, comfort and productivity, as well as many other benefits for building owners, tenants, and occupants. By adopting smart technology, building owners are essentially seeking to increase the value of their building, so they can demand higher rent or sale price, but […]
Investment in Smart Glass Startups are Accelerating the Adoption of Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Technology.
The global warming problem is driving a global cooling addiction that threatens to further accelerate climate change and challenge the reliability of electricity supply. The rising trajectory of air conditioning (AC) sales in both economically developed and developing nations has become a major concern for environmentalists and grid operators alike. Buildings, again, sit at the […]
Smart commercial buildings are in demand. That’s the conclusion of several studies that suggest we may be on a turning point for smart building development, one that moves them from a niche, high-end facilities to a standard in our business districts. An MIT Center for Real Estate report, which analyzed data of over 650 smart […]
Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth,” said Pablo Picasso. Next month a project will come to life in Piazza del Duomo, Milan’s main square, that will create a unreal reality and help us comprehend a growing truth about our smart buildings and cities – that we have more control of […]
This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Independent Senior Research Associate at Memoori. The Smart Building Conference held on 5 February at ISE 2018 in Amsterdam brought together experts and thought leaders to present and discuss the latest technical innovations and business drivers in the Smart Building marketplace. The one-day, twin track conference explored the […]
The Internet of Things (IoT) can’t help finding new ways to impress us. One of its more recent triumphs has been in the competitive world of high-level sport. We are seeing the IoT create potential benefits in almost every area of the sports world, and perhaps more interesting for those of us in the smart […]
A building that turns off lighting and HVAC systems automatically when a room empties is pretty smart. One that creates an individual environmental bubble around each occupant, which then follows them as they move through the building – well, that’s another level of smart. That has become the reality for one foundation in Italy, with […]