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It is easier to save energy than it is to produce it. Building automation has become essential in the battle to make buildings more energy efficient. It is easier to save energy than it is to produce it. Systems such as HVAC, lighting and security are...

Cyber activity is evolving at an incredible pace. In today’s world, no organization is safe from being the target of a cyber incident or a vulnerability. Cyberattacks are increasingly sophisticated, driving an ongoing need for more tools and services. This growing threat cannot be ignored. In...

Energy benchmarking is a key part of a building's efficiency plan. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, about 5.6 million commercial buildings covering about 87.1 billion square feet of floor space account for nearly 20% of energy consumption in the United States. Employing energy...

Phil Rogers Interviewed in ControlTalk Podcast Phil Rogers, CEO of Albireo Energy brings 35 years of experience to the leadership at Albireo. In his past roles as CEO of Jensen Hughes, Executive Vice President of Sodexo North America Solution Center, CEO of Linc Facility Services and...

Introducing Stacks+Joules Stacks+Joules is meeting the needs of workforce demand and talent. We are so excited to tell you about our newest partner: Stacks+Joules. Stacks+Joules is a community-focused nonprofit organization that’s making a real, tangible impact on young adults in our industry. Stacks+Joules has created a project-based...

Data center downtime can be costly and disruptive Lee Kirby, Uptime Institute’s executive director, said in summing up the 2018 Global Data Center Survey report, “Outages are costing us more and having greater impact.” Nearly 80% of respondents to the survey indicated their most recent outage...

Are you using best practices in your facility? Energy usage is a hefty budget item for large and small data centers. A major trend in data management is moving to the cloud. Small and large businesses that had in-house infrastructure and only used the cloud for...

Building Automation Infrastructure Modern building automation systems (BAS) can control basically everything that is electrical in the building, and will reduce building energy and maintenance costs. Even on a smaller scale, BAS is very complicated. The building automation network connects high-level programmable logic controllers with lower-level...

In the data center industry, we are seeing a widening range of data centers. Cloud and Colocation facilities are larger and higher density capacity with electrical demand in the tens and hundreds of megawatts. There is edge computing where small data centers are distributed widely....

The MSI is fast becoming a building owner’s key strategic partner. Building systems are becoming so complicated that it would take a super hero to manage them. There is a new super hero emerging in the building services market and it is the Master Systems Integrator...