5 Steps on the Road to Smart Buildings by Steve Brown

sbrown@esdglobal.com  A single smart device or piece of equipment can’t make a building intelligent. Instead, IoT devices are intended to serve as components that can be linked together to form a truly intelligent building. The intelligent building connects cutting-edge IoT

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Semiconductor Stalwart Arm Launches a Smart Building Initiative

“Co-opetition” between the lighting and IT industries for IoT business is ratcheting up. Sometimes it will be outright competition. In a reminder that the lighting industry will have to compete against the information technology industry in its bid to win

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Smart Building Retrofits… What’s Holding You Back? by Remo Di Fronzo

There are many reasons to consider retrofitting an older commercial asset into a “smart building.” Often, for many commercial building owners and facility operators, the first priority is to reduce the energy footprint of older buildings. According to the U.S.

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Webinar: Smart Buildings: Shedding Light on Creating an Intelligent Environment – 9/26

Join Current by GE as we walk through several real case studies of customers who gained valuable insights from intelligent lighting solutions. Our experts will show just how LEDs can help collect data and analytics and then transform it into

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Interest in Smart Buildings Is Growing by William Atkinson

Until recently, smart buildings were often thought of individually. These days, they are becoming a trend unto themselves-a real force. As a result, opportunities for electrical contractors, both in traditional electrical work, but especially in low-voltage work, are expected to

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PoE Lighting and Control by Hubbell Control Solutions

PowerHUBB is an enterprise-level PoE lighting and control platform that integrates luminaires, sensors, user interfaces and software for a scalable intelligent building control solution. The advantage of a PoE solution is its ability to simplify lighting and control installations by

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Lighting as a Platform Part 2: Creating the Smart Building by Martin Woolley, Bluetooth SIG

In a truly smart building, lights can be much more than just lights. These buildings are supported by lighting systems that have the potential to act as a distributed network of small computers and are capable of hosting all sorts

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ZigBee Alliance Will Show the Way to Smarter Buildings, Lighting Systems at Light + Building 2016 Conference

The conference, March 13-18 in Frankfurt, Germany, is a trade fair for lighting and building-services technology and presents solutions that cut the energy consumption of a building at the same time as increasing the level of comfort. At the fair,

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Memoori Publishes Report … Smart Buildings: The Lighting Controls Business 2013 to 2017

The world value of lighting control products in 2013 was approximately $1.67 billion at factory gate prices. Memoori forecasts that the global market for lighting controls from 2013 to 2020 will grow at a CAGR of 12%. By 2017, it

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News Updates for the Week of May 28

1.      Cooper Industries Sold to Eaton for $11.8 Billion – The acquisition will allow Cleveland-based Eaton, an industrial manufacturer, to further expand its power management reach and its electrical business.  The acquisition is expected to close by the end of

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