Emerson recently hosted its 10th day-long E360 Forum in Newark, N.J., providing more than 100 commercial-refrigeration-industry stakeholders with insights on food-retail and foodservice regulatory concerns and emerging trends....More
The design and construction of healthier buildings is a key business benefit for building owners, developers, managers, and investors, according to the results of a report recently released by Dodge Data & Analytics....More
The National Institute of Building Sciences Multihazard Mitigation Council is beginning a study to look at the cost-effectiveness of disaster-mitigation efforts in the public sector, as well as the benefits of using codes to mitigate the impact of natural disasters in the private sector....More
Marking the 40th anniversary of their relationship, ASHRAE and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) recently signed an agreement to implement a range of new initiatives to promote a more sustainable world....More
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, total energy consumption in commercial buildings increased just 7 percent from 2003 to 2012, while the inventory of those buildings increased 14 percent....More
The annual worth of the global facility-management market is an estimated US$1.12 trillion, according to a detailed study recently shared by the International Facility Management Association and Global FM....More
When fully utilized, Building Management Systems (BMS) offer facility managers many advantages. Harnessing building data to help correct root-cause energy inefficiencies is one area that is increasingly important yet challenging. This paper shows how leveraging BMS data through building data analytics software and combining it with expert engineering services creates actionable intelligence that can reduce HVAC energy costs by up to 30%....More
Though not required until December, 2022, the new UL 60335-2-40 standard is currently active for matched and packaged air conditioners/heat pumps (no standalone systems), liquid chillers and hydronic fan coil units, hot water heat pumps, dehumidifiers and supplemental heaters (designed as part of an appliance package).
A lot of leading building automations systems (BAS) are touted as being open. But what does that really mean? And does being open mean that building owners and operators are getting the most out of their BAS investments?
During this webinar, Johnson Controls BAS experts will examine the definition of openness and advise on what to look for from a BAS provider when secure interoperability and ease of integration is paramount. Because a unified intelligent infrastructure provides better interoperability so businesses run more efficiently....More