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Green building practices include more than just energy efficiency and eco-friendly materials. Requirements around indoor air quality and occupant health are part of many green certifications. In an article from May of 2019 in Connected Real Estate Magazine, the author mentions that “improving occupant health...

Air purification has always been a major consideration for those who design, operate, and maintain HVAC systems. The pandemic has brought these considerations to the forefront of the public eye and HVAC management must rise to the occasion with more effective and even better solutions....

Remember when we used to think if a space wasn’t completely dark, it was fine? Now, this expectation is considered archaic. Incredible developments and creativity around interior lighting have occurred so that satisfaction from any old light won’t do. Now our indoor experience is defined...

Have you found yourself hesitating as you reach for a door handle of a public building lately? Are you picturing microscopic creepy crawlies swarming over surfaces, or floating in the air like dust particles in the sun? The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way buildings...

Greta Thunberg has everyone talking about climate change, but this conversation started long before she was born. Architecture 2030, a non-profit organization established in 2002 to respond to this crisis, led the charge. Their goal is to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

The sun pours energy down on us day in and day out. It’s just there for the taking. It is exciting to imagine how we can grab solar and power our increasingly plugged in world. Renewable, unlimited, free. Until it is dark. In residential buildings, peak...

We have all become accustomed to the idea of a “smart” building. We understand that the vital building systems, such as lighting and HVAC, can be automated and monitored remotely. It makes sense that equipment contains sensors and they are feeding data back to a...

Cybersecurity is the technology and practices that are designed to protect building data and equipment from attack, damage or unauthorized access. It is dangerous to make the assumption that smart technology and building automation automatically include security elements. Building Automation and Cybersecurity On new construction projects, incorporating...