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Building Better Fire Protection with Smart Technology

June 28th, 2022
Smart Buildings

European Building Automation Player Sauter Advances Growth Strategy in Facility Management Services

May 3rd, 2022
Security

The Legislative Balancing Act For Facial Recognition Technology

Is facial recognition good? It provides a reliable form of digital identification that does not require every user to have a smartphone or other authentication device. It removes the need for physical contact with shared biometric devices, such as fingerprint scanners, supporting virus mitigation efforts during the pandemic. By flooding our buildings and cities with facial […]

Smart Cities

The Net Zero Playbook: Decarbonizing UK Government Buildings

In 2008, the UK passed the Climate Change Act, beginning a long-term commitment to cut national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 80% from 1990 levels by 2050, and agree progressive ‘carbon budgets’ to drive progress toward this target. In 2019, this was amended to require the UK to bring all GHG emissions to Net […]

Smart Cities

The Interconnected Data-Driven Future of Smart Hospitals

Data improves buildings and if your building is a hospital, that improvement leads to saving lives. Data can improve diagnosis, patient care, find staff in an emergency, locate equipment, optimize lighting and air quality, improve staff and patient mood, and increase efficiency to release funds. Each of these data applications plays its part in improving […]

Smart Buildings

Developing a ‘Stand-By Mode’ for Buildings in the COVID-Era

As COVID-19 cases rose and lockdown measures came into effect around the world, commercial building occupancy dropped dramatically, from 100% to almost zero in the space of a week in many places. Many might expect near-zero occupancy to mean near-zero energy consumption, but new data reveals that this is not the case. In fact, many […]

Smart Cities

UK Construction Policy Falls Short of Targets But Shows Significant Potential

“We’re on the edge of a revolution in how we build – one that could help us transform our society, delivering more productive public services. With new construction technology and processes, we can build better hospitals, schools, offices, and homes; and in turn, create better outcomes for everyone,” reads a recent report from international consultancy […]

Smart Buildings

Towards Net-Zero Buildings – Legislation for a Sustainable Energy Future

“The window for tackling the climate crisis is closing quickly, meaning incremental measures are no longer enough. We must go beyond decarbonizing power generation and concentrate our efforts on electrifying heat and transport, as well as improving energy efficiency. It is absolutely critical that, in addition to better sourcing of energy, we focus efforts on […]

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