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Analysing increasing data

By: Bruce Kinnear – regular contributor

As the amount of data generated by smart buildings grows ever larger, analytics as a tool is becoming more and more essential to making sense of it all

Now that we have intelligent buildings (and even intelligent cities) connected through a multitude of clever devices communicating with one another, huge amounts of data are being collected. Let’s look at some quick maths.

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HVAC control system trends

By: Bruce Kinnear – regular contributor

The trends in the HVAC control systems are definitely being driven by the global move toward ‘smart’ or ‘intelligent’ buildings

What’s driving this move, you ask. Well, we believe the two main driving forces are the international awareness of energy conservation as well as the demand for mobile access. The mobile people are saying there will be 15 billion new networked mobile devices by the end of 2015! This demand for this mobility has arrived in the BMS world.

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HVAC internet market trends

By: Bruce Kinnear – regular contributor

“The Internet of Things has the potential to change the world, just as the internet did. Maybe even more so.” – Kevin Ashton

 Firstly let’s look at some mind blowing stats on what happens in an ‘internet minute’!

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BMS and energy savings

By: Bruce Kinnear – regular contributor

What are the easiest and cheapest ways to save energy in your building?

Due to the on-going increase in energy costs in South Africa and worldwide pressure on environmental impact issues, this question is being asked increasingly by building owners and operators. When this question is asked, all the usual answers come back like suggestions to go the smart lighting control way, including natural light harvesting, variable speed drives, and clever control strategies, including occupancy control and set point shifts etc. We’ve heard them all!

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