smart building technology Articles

  • Application of nanostructured smart materials in sustainable buildings

    A case study of microclimate control and assessment in airplane cabin by innovative use of smart materials and airflow management is presented. The journey in a hostile environment, the limited resources and the effort of improving well being and comfort while preserving energies and materials consumption is taken as a metaphoric approach to sustainable development in architecture that can be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Battery Storage will have a Profound Impact on Smart Buildings

    Often the best ideas are the most simple and elegant. If electric vehicles and consumer devices can have battery storage why can’t buildings? And if buildings can pull electricity from the grid at off peak times and store it in batteries, wouldn’t that save money? Since 2009, Stem based in California, have been working on these questions and disrupting the energy storage industry. ...

  • Adding Big Data and Analytics to the Smart Building Equation

    Continuing our series of articles on Innovation we talked to Dave Bartlett, Vice President, IBM Smarter Physical Infrastructure, about IBM’s vision for the Smart Building market and the key emerging technologies. There seem to be many definitions of ‘Smart’ Buildings. How do you define ‘Smart’ and what is IBM’s vision for this market? Is it just about reducing ...

  • Smart buildings: ten trends to watch in 2012 and beyond

    Buildings are becoming smarter through the deployment of intelligent and energy efficient technologies that reduce energy consumption while making buildings easier to manage and operate. Demand for efficient HVAC and lighting systems, as well as other types of hardware like controls and submeters, is growing as the value proposition for energy efficiency is proven again and again. In addition, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The Reality of Future Smart Cities

    Your city is stupid. The flooding and potholed streets, the poor built buildings leaking considerable amount of energy, coin-operated parking devices, traffic jams many of us encounter every day have been recognizable features of almost every city for centuries. But the smart cities future is here, and it has just started its journey. Thanks to exceptional advances in technology and proliferation ...

  • Greener Horizons: How sustainability can lead the smart cities revolution

    Background Smart cities combine new and emerging technologies with a vision of more efficient and, proponents claim, more sustainable urban environments. Sustainability is often seen as a by-product of smart city technology—instead of being the driving force behind smart cities. Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, brought together a panel of ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Top 10 residential green building trends to watch in 2012

    Here's a list of some top trends that will help accelerate growth in the residential market, as compiled by the Earth Advantage Institute. Urban density. Filling in the spaces is the name of the game as homeowners and builders opt to create more living space through the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs), laneway homes (bordering the back lane behind the main house), ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Innovation in Security Solutions Driven by its Union with Intelligent Buildings

    There are no shortage of recent start up companies aiming to disrupt the Security Industry. Over the previous decade, similar companies have bought new technology and business models to market, adding significant value. We recently spoke to Erik Lindstein, CEO of Embsec AB about his vision for innovation in security and the opportunity for Small & Medium Size Companies (SME’s). ...

  • Smart Infrastructure is Key for QA/QC

    Paperless, or more accurately integrated, labs enjoy streamlined operations with better data, while minimizing costs, validation and maintenance. Laboratories responsible for QA/QC are a sum of many parts, but no part is more important than data. Data is THE product, and the integrity of that data is more than critical to today’s pharmaceutical laboratories. So what happens when processes ...


    By Poplar Solutions, LLC

  • Smart compressed air measurement - Case Study

    Air may be free, but compressed air certainly isn’t. Every day, leaks and inefficient compressors cost companies money and lead to more electricity usage. As air  compressors churn away 24/7, endlessly maintaining the air pressure in compressed air distribution lines, dollars leak away from the bottom line. Measuring compressed air can be a big challenge. In many manufacturing ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • The Culligan UF-P2 water filtration system - smart well technology for disaster response & beyond

    A Longstanding Commitment to Innovation & Philanthropy As a global leader in water treatment, Culligan has developed innovative industrial and commercial water treatment systems for over 70 years. The company's worldwide network, strong service capability and revolutionary technology offers customers one source for end-to-end water treatment solutions tailored to help meet their ...


    By Culligan Water

  • IoT Technology Increases Municipal Waste Management Efficiency

    You’ve probably come across an overflowing trash bin at least once or twice if you live in a major city. That’s because cities generate more waste than other areas of residency. For example, the City of Chicago accounts for nearly 70% of all waste generated in the state of Illinois, which isn’t all that surprising knowing that population density tends to be higher in cities. ...


    By One Plus Corp.

  • ACOEM: DUO introduces the “Smart Noise Monitor”

    A new generation of Environmental noise measuring instruments, devoted to: Classical hand-held sound level meter measurements, using the built-in keyboard and screen or a wireless remote control (Wi-Fi, 3G), Short, medium or long-term stand-alone measurements, the operator having full remote control of the instrument. The “Smart Noise Monitor” DUO is ...


    By ACOEM

  • Large package sewage treatment plants with MBR technology in Africa - Case study

    In 2014 DEVISE ENGINEERING S.A. participated in an International Tender to Design and Build seven (7) advanced MBR Package Sewage Treatment Plants for “A.A.W.S.A” (Addis Ababa Water and Sewage Authority) and won the project over strong competition. The aim was to provide an efficient and cost effective solution for the treatment of sewage originating from the new decentralized ...


    By DEVISE ENGINEERING S.A.

  • Green Buildings: Economics and Policies

    Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on human health and the environment. ...


    By Oxford Journals

  • Adroit Technologies does it again with cutting-edge technology and value for money solutions

    Adroit Technologies announces the release of its next-generation product versions across its globally supplied software lines delivering increased performance and enhanced security, resulting in reduced costs. With four new software product versions and the Mitsubishi Factory Automation’s range of hardware products, Adroit can deliver complete automation solutions that can be trusted, and ...


    By Adroit Technologies

  • Swedish solution for high-rise building fires

    Swedish fire fighting nozzle specialists, Unifire AB, have developed what may very well usher in a new era in fire fighting: a fully automatic fire detection and extinguishing system, called FlameRanger. The system, according to Unifire, is capable of detecting and extinguishing a fire in seconds of its breaking out, with minimal use of water, and without any human intervention required. Unifire ...


    By Unifire AB

  • ‘Smart’ flood alleviation system protects Portsmouth

    In late 2014, Southern Water completed a major project to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in parts of Portsmouth and Southsea. Substantial works were undertaken to divert runoff and tidal ingress, and a ‘smart’ hydrometeorological monitoring system was installed to enable prompt diversion of excess water during periods of high rainfall. Sewer level monitoring is undertaken in ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Case study - The home depot smart home-duke university

    Project: The Home Depot Smart Home-Duke University; smarthome.duke.edu Location: Durham, NC Application: Toilet Flushing, Laundry and Landscape Irrigation System(s): Landscape - (2)1,400 Gallon CorGal®, Model 602 with, RMH-10 Pump Station, Domestic - (6) 350 Gallon Top Tanks w/ RMH-10 Easy, Stand Pump and Controls, ...

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