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The Commoditization of Hardware Within the Built Environment

By Steve Nguyen, VP of Product & Marketing March 6, 2017 When it comes to heating and cooling operations, there are now more options than ever to pursue “smart” devices. If your building has rooftop units, it is now somewhat affordable to put together DIY IoT-enabled smart thermostats… […]

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Australian Heat Wave Turns the Power Grid’s Future into a Hot Topic

Roy Arindam, VP Sales, Australia & New Zealand February 13, 2017 For most of the year, the power grid has more than enough capacity to meet demand. It’s actually oversized to meet peak demand days. These are typically summer days when outdoor temperatures are at their highest causing air… […]

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Finding Balance in the Comfort Zone

By Estatio Gutierrez, Ph.D., Optimization Engineering Manager January 26, 2017 Research has been conducted around the topic of discomfort in the workplace and how it affects productivity. Stuffy, hot rooms make people distracted, while comfortable rooms equate to more socially engaged,… […]

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The Four Top Trends Shaping the Building Energy Management Industry

By Steve Nguyen, VP of Product & Marketing January 23, 2017 Many factors influence the building energy management industry on an ongoing basis—some are specific to the field, some spurred by the broader tech industry— and it can be hard to distinguish what is and isn’t a short-lived… […]

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Integrating Alternative Energy Sources Into Demand Response

Ken Hejmanowski, Director of Product Management January 6, 2017 Utilities have created Demand Response (DR) programs as one of their tools to help them balance their operations by managing the flip side of supply. By decreasing demand from their customers at peak times, they’re able to… […]

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Time to Bundle Up: Combining Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Programs

Steve Nguyen, VP of Product and Marketing November 30, 2016 The idea of bundling services is not new. Television, phone, Internet, insurance have been using this model for years, and utilities have been slow to take a page out of their book. Both commercial buildings and utilities have… […]

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Technology is not meant to replace humans…

Steve Nguyen, Sr. Director of Marketing November 14, 2016 When I started working in the controls industry 20 years ago, it was after a lifetime of tracking and trying new technology. New “stuff” tended to be my passion —from the first epoxy resin tennis racket to the first PCs with… […]

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Simultaneous Heating & Cooling – It Could Happen to Anyone

By: Estatio Gutierrez, Building Engineer October 31, 2016 When driving a car, you would never simultaneously hit the accelerator and brake with varying amounts of force to try and reach your desired speed. It would surely waste gas and add unnecessary wear-and-tear to your vehicle. The mental… […]

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Understanding the Value of One Degree of Flexibility in HVAC Setpoints

By: Jen Jackson, Director of Product Management October 31, 2016 On a hot day, many people are inclined to raise the thermostat temperature if they do not plan to be in the house and then lower it to a more comfortable temperature when they return. This practice shows that on some level we… […]

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BuildingIQ Stands Tall Among Giants in Navigant Research’s Leaderboard

By Steve Nguyen, Sr. Director, Marketing September 26, 2016 Navigant Research recently released its Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) leaderboard, which provides an objective evaluation of intelligent building solution providers that are active in the global marketplace. Given how… […]

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