Importance of a Tried and True Commissioning Process

As a builder, building owner, or manager, having a commissioning process that works for your installer while communicating full functionality to you speeds the process and ensures it's done correctly and completely the first time. The benefits of commissioning are well known, with detecting and correcting these common problems resulting in significant energy use savings…

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Christopher Ramos
How PoE is Tranforming LED Lights in Smart Buildings

For years, Ethernet was synonymous with communication signals via cable, with the technology instrumental in opening the door to a host of networking possibilities, including in commercial settings such as office buildings, hotels, and retail spaces. Today, the focus is on PoE, or Power over Ethernet, that sees both electrical power and data in one cable, resulting in a faster, more flexible, and more efficient system.

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Christopher Ramos
Cyber Security Resilience for Critical Building Infrastructure

In 2013, 40 million Target store customers had their credentials stolen when cyber attackers hacked the POS systems via a computer from the popular retailer’s HVAC vendor. While some wondered why an HVAC vendor would have access to Target’s payment system network, those familiar with smart building technology know it’s common for large retailers to have their energy consumption and store temperatures monitored to save on costs, meaning the vendor has access to the network.

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Matt Witkowski