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How smart technology can put an end to thermostat wars

Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak hit an icy nerve with her recent piece on gender disputes over thermal comfort. "Every single woman I talked to in downtown Washington on a hot, humid July afternoon was thawing out," Dvorak writes. "It's the time of year desperate...

source: By Michael J. Berens
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Those in the construction, design and engineering industries are familiar with the volatility of construction material and labor costs over time. Price fluctuations depend on many factors, including local market conditions, cost of ancillary items required for material installation,...

source: RSMeans

The workplace of the future is emerging, and workers are embracing an array of innovations never before experienced. From the rise of a compensative- and experience-driven society within an attention economy, demanding edutainment, cybercare, well-being, health, ethical...

source: IFMA's FMJ magazine

Floor cleaning as part of a regular building maintenance schedule goes a long way toward keeping your building sanitary and pest-free, but it can also use a lot of water and harsh chemicals. By using environmentally friendly chemicals and educating staff about ways to conserve...

source: Facility Dude

Human biology, an artifact of our evolution, dictates much of how we behave and offers the key to how space is actually used. Interactions with the built environment determine our behavior, often in surprising and mysterious ways. For example, people tend to avoid exposed,...

source: Metropolis Magazine

There is quite a bit of flux in the wireless building instrumentation and controls protocol market with numerous players jockeying for dominance. Though wireless systems are becoming the norm for product manufacturers in many cases, not all engineers fully understand the...

source: Consulting-Specifying Engineer

LED technology's reputation as an energy-saving light source and a good replacement option for incandescent and halogen lamps has led to broader use within health care spaces. However, the lighting source isn't always understood by the people who specify it, use it or maintain...

source: Healthcare Design


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