06. November 2015 · Comments Off on Test Bed Advances Washington State as Hotbed of Energy Innovation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The U.S. Department of Energy is matching a $2.25 million Clean Energy Fund grant from the Washington Department of Commerce to research, develop and demonstrate the technologies needed to create “smart” buildings, campuses and cities to better manage energy usage. Once buildings and devices are smarter — managing energy resources optimally on their own — they can also be more responsive to the needs of the power grid.

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21. August 2015 · Comments Off on The ‘internet of everything’ leads to smart thinking · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

‘Smart’ is a term that has taken over the technology industry and has particularly become a hot topic for property and building developers, but how many of us actually understand what it means? In reality, smart really means ‘connected’, allowing devices like our phones and televisions to connect with our vehicles, homes and even the communities and cities in which we live and work. Smart buildings allow tenant, occupant and guest experiences to be personalised for internet connectivity, temperature, lighting, music, shopping, news, access to social media and more.

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07. August 2015 · Comments Off on Internet of Things connected devices to reach 38 billion by 2020  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The number of Internet of Things connected devices will number 38.5 billion in 2020, up from 13.4 billion in 2015: a rise of over 285 per cent.New data from Juniper Research claims that while IoT ‘smart home’ based applications grab media headlines, it is the industrial and public services sector – such as retail, agriculture, smart buildings and smart grid applications – that will form the majority of the device base.

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25. June 2015 · Comments Off on GCR – Trends – Open-source software to help smart building market reach $36bn by 2020 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smart buildings will soon be able to control themselves using “internet of things” (IoT) technology running on open-source operating systems if a joint project between American IT firms realises its ambitions.Dell, one of the biggest retailers of computer hardware in the world, has teamed up with Canonical, the firm behind the Ubuntu open-source operating system, to offer low cost IoT solutions for smart buildings.

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15. June 2015 · Comments Off on IoT to Open New Opportunities in Smart Buildings Market, Report Says · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Internet of Things could be a game-changer for companies that provide integrated solutions that can process and analyze large amounts of data that will maximize the operational and energy efficiency of smart buildings, according to a report released by Frost & Sullivan.

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