building monitoring News

  • Setting, controlling and monitoring building functions

    Siemens Building Technologies (BT) is expanding its Gamma instabus range with the following three new devices for setting and controlling electrical installation systems: the Gamma N 305 scenic lighting/event module, the modular N 512/11 switch actuator and the N 151 IP viewer.  With the N 305 module, the user can recall up to eight different scenes or eight event programs such as 'Presentation' ...

  • Building trust in environmental monitoring data

    The accuracy and reliability of environmental monitoring data is of paramount importance, and certification schemes are available for instrument manufacturers to demonstrate the performance characteristics of their equipment. In the following article, Josh Thomas, from Ashtead Technology, will explain how the MCERTS scheme for environmental monitoring equipment ...

  • Monitoring your building`s Air Quality

    PPM Technology has developed a range of continuous monitoring instruments for IAQ; continuous monitoring means the problems associated with single-point measurements are eliminated; the system is able to monitor multiple IAQ parameters continuously in real-time. This enables simple, effective, and flexible management of air quality. The instruments are able to collect a complete and accurate ...


    By PPM Technology

  • ZigBee Monitors Building And Ambient Air Quality

    Hitachi WirelessInfo's AirSense Monitoring Network Uses Ember's ZigBee Networking Technology to Manage Air Quality and Temperature-Sensitive Work Environments Boston, MA — A new real-time monitoring system from Hitachi WirelessInfo is helping companies create controlled environments where temperature, humidity and airborne particles can be managed to maintain ideal working conditions. The new ...


    By Hitachi Data Systems

  • Environment Agency builds new technology into rain monitoring network

    During recent trials conducted by the Environment Agency (EA) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), in cooperation with the UK Met Office, OTT Hydrometry’s Pluvio2 raingauge exceeded the target performance requirements of the assessment and over 100 units have now been purchased by the EA. As a result, the quality of monitoring data will be improved and the cost of running ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Eaton Energy monitoring and efficiency solutions reduce buildings’ energy costs and carbon footprint

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the launch of Power Xpert 200E gateway, an intelligent solution that collects energy usage data from meters, enabling customers to benchmark energy usage, set energy management goals, determine the effectiveness of energy management initiatives and reduce energy costs. The Power Xpert 200E gateway reports on energy usage at the ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies introduces Dual Channel CO2 Sensor for environmental monitoring in buildings

    GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies announces the Telaire T6615 dual-channel CO2 module, designed to meet the volume, cost and delivery expectations of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). When used in a building monitoring system, T6615 allows building owners and mangers to quickly, easily and efficiently monitor the air quality in the building to stay within regulation. Applications ...


    By General Electric

  • Trial setup of Wireless Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Monitor in a Hong Kong office building.

    We recently performed a trial setup of the IAQ monitor system in Hong Kong in order to test out the units against a typical hot and humid Hong Kong summer. In our test, all IAQ data was taken at regular 1 minute intervals using 4 IAQ monitor units for four consecutive days. These units were placed in various locations around the building for a wider analysis of data. The information gathered was ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Momentum builds for ‘Mercury 2013’

    Mercury is moving towards the top of the agenda for regulatory bodies and interest from the public domain is growing. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) now defines mercury as “the pollutant of greatest concern”. In response to this, the organisers of the 11thInternational Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) are finalising plans for an event that will bring ...

  • Weather Monitoring with BACnet

    Columbia Weather Systems has added BACnet interface for the building automation industry to the Weather MicroServer™. This tool is available for any CWS model weather station. Professional weather stations offered by CWS are used for critical weather monitoring in industries and government agencies worldwide. Model options include all-in-one sensor suites, as well as modular sensor ...

  • Building a culture of safety at construction companies

    Multi-tasking has evolved from a talent to a necessity to maintain the pace of everyday productivity. Whether an employee is talking on a cell phone while working or not wearing his/her personal protective equipment, many workers have placed themselves and other at needless risk to save time or be more comfortable. The bottom line is that the majority of construction accidents are not due to a ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Building a lower-carbon construction industry

    Key ideas for reducing the carbon footprint of buildings, from blueprint to build and beyond. By Dominic Burbridge, Senior Client Manager, Carbon Trust Advisory Carbon reduction is a complex challenge for all organisations, not least those in the construction industry. Taking a cradle-to-grave view of the construction sector value chain means considering all aspects of the design, construction, ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Ten Megatrends for Green Building in 2014

    What are the major trends likely to affect the green building industry and markets in the US in 2014? One of the world’s leading green building consultants, keynote speakers and authors, Jerry Yudelson, offers his top 10 list of green building megatrends. At the top of Yudelson’s 2014 list is the prediction that Green building in North America will continue its strong growth in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • A Future-Proof Approach to Intelligent Buildings

    Intelligent building industry participants indicate the use and adoption of life cycle costing (LCC) as a valid prerequisite in the process of adopting intelligent building design, technology and processes. However, presently, use of LCC to determine long-term return on investment is infrequent at best. As intelligent building technologies are a long-term commitment in most cases, making ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Gas Detection and Monitoring Systems

    In greenhouse applications, the accurate measurement of a number of environmental parameters such as carbon dioxide concentration, temperature, light intensity, water, humidity, pH and nutrient levels using sophisticated sensors is used to create a controlled environment for optimising plant growth rates while minimising energy usage. ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Monitoring made easy....by QTech

    SMS Lite  AVAILABLE NOW! This low cost cellular remote control unit allows you to monitor and control devices directly from your cellphone. Devices suitably connected to the SMS Lite can be monitored via its 4 switch inputs and turned on or off via the 2 relay outputs.   Check the status of the devices, receive notifications and escalate alarms to multiple numbers - all from your ...


    By QTech Data Systems (NZ)

  • Accurate detection and monitoring of Formaldehyde.

    PPM Technology has developed wireless connectivity for our leading Formaldehyde detector and monitor the Formaldemeter htv-m. The Formaldemeter htv-m is able to accurately detect and monitor formaldehyde, temperature and humidity in real-time.  It can be ...


    By PPM Technology

  • New Environmental Monitoring Software

    Windmill data acquisition and control software can now collect data from measurement devices over TCP/IP as well as RS232, RS422, RS485 and Modbus. Collected data is stored in text files, and can be passed to other software packages, like Excel and Matlab, for analysis. Users can connect up to 10 instruments to the PC over, for example, Internet, Ethernet and RS232. Data can be in ASCII, ...


    By Windmill Software Ltd

  • Building stronger links for sharing environmental data

    What we know about Europe’s environment comes from data collected by countless data providers. The Belgian Presidency of the European Union and the European Environment Agency (EEA) organised a conference to facilitate the sharing of environmental information. The conference ‘Sharing Environmental ...

  • Incurvo, an intelligent buildings company, launches in London

    Incurvo launches with it’s own sustainability methodology to improve the energy performance of buildings, with a strong focus on human comfort and return on investment. Incurvo uses building automation as the main method of improving building energy usage and user experience, and sources the market for optimisation products in order to provide a realistic return on investment and payback. ...


    By Incurvo

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