smart buildings

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Next-gen Home Automation

Residential real estate developer London Land Group and ABB Electrification’s Smart Buildings Division have signed a key supplier agreement to deliver unparalleled living experiences through the seamless integration of connected systems. Under the partnership, residents will benefit from energy savings and next-generation home automation. With energy management tools at their fingertips, residents will experience the…

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Envoy Claims First with Workplace Occupancy Analytics Solution

Envoy has launched a new workplace occupancy analytics solution to facilitate capturing data from multiple sources including door access scans, WiFi, and employee app sign-ins. By pulling information from diverse sources across redundant network capacity, the company is offering planners and facility managers a comprehensive overview of what is happening in workplaces, including information relating…

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Why MSIs Make Buildings Truly Smart

Mike Hook, Executive Director of United Kingdom based master systems integrator LMG, says MSIs play a valuable role in smart building projects. The purpose of a smart building is to provide essential day-to-day services for occupants in a way that is efficient, convenient, reliable, and safe. However, the reality is that very few organisations have…

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IoT Services Solution for Smart Buildings

LMG has launched SenseIQ which it describes as an ‘all-in-one’ IoT services solution that represents sensor-based smart building data on parameters including occupancy, power usage and indoor air quality in 3D. A wide variety of physical sensors feed into IoT gateways, centralising the data either on the user’s network or on the cloud. This allows…

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New ISS India HQ Using 100 Per Cent Renewable Energy

ISS Facility Services India has relocated its headquarters to a state-of-the-art office building in Mumbai that runs on renewable energy sources and incorporates sustainability practices resulting in zero emissions. The new office building is designed to meet the highest energy efficiency standards and utilises a range of technologies and systems to minimise its environmental impact,…

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Consortium to Support Hamburg’s Carbon Neutral Ambition

The City of Hamburg has selected a consortium led by smart building data company MeteoViva and automation solutions provider Sauter-Cumulus to retrofit its real estate portfolio with complementary solutions to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. A 98 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions from publicly-owned properties is an essential requirement of Hamburg’s ambition to become…

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Enhancing Dining with Lighting

A new restaurant from Caprice Holdings is using ABB automated lighting controls to create an inviting atmosphere for diners. When Caprice Holdings opened Bacchanalia in November 2022, the restaurant became an important place to be seen in London’s Mayfair as well as one of the world’s finest dining experiences. The menu is inspired by the…

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Planon-Gilbane Partnership to Deliver Building Lifecycle Management Solutions

Planon and Gilbane Building Company have launched a strategic partnership to offer developers end-to-end life-cycle maintenance plans, space allocations, asset registers, and other operational management tools before a new facility is opened. The partnership leverages Gilbane’s many years of experience in integrated construction and facility management services, and Planon’s technology for smart building and workplace…

FM Magazine

Letters: Achieving Net Zero with Smart Tech

David Lloyd, General Manager of Connected Energy Performance for Johnson Controls, comments on a recent report by former UK Energy Minister, Chris Skidmore, outlining new opportunities offered by a renewed drive towards net zero. In a major review of the government’s net zero plans, a new report by net-zero tsar Chris Skidmore calls for a serious ‘step…

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KanAm Grund Group Chooses MeteoViva Smart Building Control System

Institutional real estate fund and asset manager KanAm Grund Group has installed Meteoviva’s smart building control system at the 45-storey Trianon building in Frankfurt am Main under an innovative “Sustainable Buildings as a Service” model which requires no up-front investment. Two other buildings in the Group’s portfolio – Campus E in Munich and a property…

FM Magazine

The Hidden Value of Smart Building Data

Mark Bouldin, Digital Solutions – Sales at Johnson Controls, believes poor interconnectivity between smart building systems is a barrier to understanding the value of the data they generate. Every building has a purpose. Whether it’s the building you shop in, work in, or socialise in – they make a difference in our lives every day.…

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NHS Property Services Awards Consultancy Contract for National Smarter Buildings Programme

NHS Property Services are working with Leeds-based energy analytics and industrial IoT business Hark Systems to design a smarter building programme for 3,600 National Health Service facilities. The contract which has been confirmed for an initial period of three months will focus on designing an “Eco-System of technology” to enable the connectivity of buildings and…

Net Zero

Driving Innovation in East Birmingham with Digital Twin Modelling

A ‘digital twin’ which can model and test pathways to clean energy and net zero emissions in East Birmingham is being planned in a partnership between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City Council and Siemens. A feasibility study has been commissioned which demonstrates how a virtual representation of the energy and transport infrastructure within East…

Engineering

Enabling an Ultra-efficient and Sustainable Smart University Campus

Schneider Electric is supporting the development of the University of Birmingham’s Smart Campus with a suite of digital tools and services which will be delivered with the implementation of a range of smart IoT technologies. As the original ‘red brick university’, part of the prestigious Russell Group and among the world’s top 100 universities, the…

Net Zero

S. Property Group in Swedish Smart Community Collaboration

Serendipity’s property company, the Stockholm-based S. Property Group, has confirmed the involvement of smart infrastructure providers Vattenfall and Three Sweden, Samsung Electronics and ABB (via an existing partnership with Samsung) in a new smart urban environment it is developing in Stockholm’s commuter belt. The developer expects implementation of the Brobyholm project which will be located…

Hybrid Working

Are we Returning to Smaller Hybrid Offices?

Ian Ellis, Marketing & Sales Specialist Manager at Siemens Building Products, consider the impact of office downsizing on hybrid working. At the height of the lockdowns during COVID-19 technology helped us to carry on seamlessly working from the home.  We met our work colleagues virtually on videoconferencing platforms, such as Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and…

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Zurich UK Launches Smart Building Proposition

Zurich Insurance Group has unveiled a new smart building proposition to help businesses in the United Kingdom cut property losses and boost sustainability.  The self-installed devices monitor the real-time ‘health’ of buildings, allowing firms to increase operational efficiencies, reduce risk and optimise energy use to support carbon reduction.   Known as Zurich insite, the technology taps…

Net Zero

Schneider Electric and RIB back Industry-leading Carbon Calculator Technology

Schneider Electric- and RIB have partnered with Building Transparency, a non-profit organization that has developed a free and open access tool targeted at reducing the impact of embodied carbon and making the AEC industry more efficient and sustainable.Following its recent acquisition of RIB, the partnership further strengthens Schneider Electric’s expertise in smart and carbon-free buildings. …

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