Transitioning to complex, high-performance, energy efficient buildings requires pointing out the failings of current building management systems. Here's why they don't work.
Despite a slow global economy, the air conditioning market grew by 13 percent last year.
Corporate and civic leaders say partnerships will be key to cities' efforts to better serve their constituents amid population and energy pressures.
Scientists are developing smart-building materials that can regulate temperatures without air conditioning or heating, potentially cutting energy costs for commercial and industrial buildings.
Green construction and architecture has gone mainstream; here are some notable examples from around the world.
Successful smart building projects go beyond energy efficiency savings to deliver significant operational improvements impacting a business' bottom line.
Not only are energy-efficient buildings cheaper to run, but they also can be healthier -- and can even help companies attract employees and shareholders.
The plans for Apple's new headquarters will choke off street connections and potential walking routes in Cupetino, making bicycling and walking more difficult -- and likely encouraging people...
Europe's most-visited museum, the U.S. Air Force and the country's second largest school district might not seem to have lots in common, but each is now using Smarter Buildings solutions...
An updated solution from IBM provides an avenue for corporate money men and women to get more engaged in smart and sustainable management of leased property.
The European capitals are among a handful of towns that can serve as models for the smart cities that will be needed as urban dwellers grow to 70 percent of the global population in coming decades...
A look at how this sector will evolve in the U.S. by the end of the decade in view of President Barack Obama's Better Buildings Initiative.
Even some of the biggest hotels have unwittingly passed up greater energy and cost savings despite aggressive sustainability agendas, according to new research that outlines how the industry can...
Fault detection and diagnostics are at the core of the killer app in today’s building automation and building energy management industry.
As the technology to manage building performance and efficiency evolves, so do the voluntary initiatives that provide standards for the new solutions. Companies that take a hand in the process can...
A growing ecosystem of wireless controls offers infinite possibilities for today's smarter buildings and tomorrow's vision of a highly connected world.
The pioneer of demand reduction is transforming itself into a one-stop shop for smarter buildings and greener grids.
3M, Best Buy, GE, Walgreens, and Alcoa join President Obama's "Better Building Challenge" in $4 billion commitment for energy efficiency improvements to federal and private sector...
The British telecom firm says that the 22,000 smart meters and 1,500 building management systems it has rolled out will also cut its carbon footprint by 5 percent.
With facility management undergoing a fundamental and technology-driven transformation, new players and new solutions are rushing to enter this booming market. Here's how they stack up.