Health care organizations are constantly under pressure to reduce costs these days. Some health care leaders view energy costs as somewhat fixed, but they are probably more variable than one thinks. Energy costs are based upon consumption, and as with electricity, costs...
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced it has adopted the SITES rating system for its capital construction program. Owned and managed by Green Business Certification, Inc., SITES is a comprehensive program for sustainable...
For the first time since Office Depot has had environmental questions in its Small Business Index, over half of small businesses (SMBs) in America are committed to going greener. According to the March results of the Small Business Index, 51 percent of SMBs plan to be more...
Today's truly intelligent buildings interoperate on a common converged network where data is shared through an open-source platform. Middleware collects, analyzes and communicates with the smart systems to best optimize the building response and enhance the occupant experience....
As reliance on technology increases, many companies are encouraging employees to work remotely in order to reduce the office space required, streamline management structure and increase candidate pools. The result is "remote management" — the supervision, direction...
A handful of communicating thermostats on the market today have been labeled or marketed as "smart," despite their lack of smart features. Plus, the terms "communicating," "smart" and even "programmable" have become increasingly interchangeable. So what is the difference?...
Data centers are important structures that hold vital information for businesses, schools, public agencies and private individuals. Building automation systems are key to the design of these mission critical facilities.
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