The International Facility Management Association recently launched a portal where facility-management professionals can go to pool knowledge and best practices and engage with individuals and organizations concerning the Internet of Things....More
Are you looking to expand your knowledge and/or sharpen your skills in a particular area of HVACR? Do you have certification requirements you need to meet? Here is a list of upcoming industry education and training events....More
The 2017 edition of the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition is expected to be the largest event in the show’s 88-year history. Here is your guide to some of what awaits you at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
In this blog post, Varun Nagaraj, President and CEO of Sierra Monitor Corporation, talks about how innovations in the consumer sector will force building management system vendors to up their game....More
The application of next-generation demand-size management technologies, such as the smart grid, is playing an increasingly important role in the modernization of the utilities sector and engaging consumers more effectively, international law firm Baker Botts says....More
InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance elected new leadership, previewed its new website, explored the latest trends in smart-building technology, and contributed to members in need during its 2016 Fall Meeting in Savannah, Ga., recently....More
Data breaches and other cyber crime cost companies billions each year worldwide, and the damage to brand reputation can be incalculable. Since hackers look for weakly defended systems to attack, this paper presents 5 cybersecurity “best practices” to mitigate system vulnerabilities. Some are commonsense measures like effective password management; others involve securing open ports and other access points, software upgrades, user management, and vulnerability plans....More
A top priority for higher education institutions is to provide a competitive learning environment for their students. In order to succeed, they must address outdated, aging campus facilities. In these older buildings maintenance and operations costs are high, space utilization is inefficient and poorly managed, and current technology is lacking. This white paper explores four strategies for converting campus facilities into a network of smart buildings that address the needs of current and future students....More