Breathe Easy - Harnessing the Power of the IoT

 

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is growing at a rapid pace and ushering in a new era of intelligent building management. With that, corporate leaders are now wondering whether they are taking full advantage of the opportunities presented by this industry and leveraging IoT in their buildings. As a facility manager, where do you even begin and how can you tap into the IoT to provide real value to your building’s occupants – and demonstrate that value to those in the company boardroom?

Arkansas HQ Finds New Comfort Despite Tenant Growth

 

As more tenants moved into its five-story office complex, ArcBest realized that indoor air quality was begin stressed. The owner found relief and savings via new smart chiller modules that condition less air.

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Going Green For The Future Of The Planet – And The Bottom Line

 

With the building sector responsible for nearly 48 percent of all energy consumption in the U.S. and climate change the subject of heated national discourse, the sector is under growing pressure to make a difficult choice – produce the best financial outcomes, or increase building costs to boost energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

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Projects Highlight Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, and Comfort Goals

 

The EPA ranks indoor air quality (IAQ) as a top-five environmental risk to public health

On average, Americans spend over 90 percent of their time indoors where concentrations of some pollutants can be two to five times higher than typical outdoor concentrations, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In fact, the EPA ranks indoor air quality (IAQ) as a top-five environmental risk to public health while the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that approximately 1.4 million buildings in the U.S. have indoor air problems.

Back-to-School Strategies: Using Indoor Air Quality to Improve Academic Performance

 

With the school season in full swing at colleges and universities, the last thing on their minds is that the indoor air could be impacting their students' health and performance. Yet, studies show that most schools have inadequate indoor air quality (IAQ) and that this results in increased health issues and lower student performance. Symptoms like headache, dizziness, and tiredness were found to be higher in classrooms with higher concentrations of carbon dioxide, as well as increased difficulty concentrating.