How to Modernize Your Facilities to Make Them More Efficient, Safer and Healthier

As the world and technology continue to rapidly advance, our facilities must also evolve and adapt to meet new challenges. With increased risks in cybersecurity, advancements in technology and cloud solutions, and more smart technologies that aid in the

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Reducing Infectious Disease Risks with Smart Building Technologies and Management Systems
Global pandemics like COVID-19 put the transmission of viruses and the spread of infectious diseases at the forefront of concerns for commercial building owners, building managers, and their tenants. Even after a pandemic has receded, identify- ing and reducing occupant health risks remains a critical and necessary function of building operations teams. This paper shows how building management systems (BMS) and associated smart building technologies play a central role in identifying threats, reducing risks of infectious disease transmission, and monitoring for policy compliance.

Smart Buildings: A Framework for Assessing the “Openness” of a Building Management System (BMS)
"As more building owners strive for “smart” buildings, the term “open” is often described as a requirement for their building management system (BMS). In this paper, we define what an open BMS is and discuss specific use cases."

Seven Steps to Reduce the Risk of Infectious Diseases in Hospitals
Strides in the development of smart building operation management platforms that easily and cost-effectively integrate with a facility’s existing systems can give healthcare providers a powerful tool with which to enhance the effectiveness of their overall infection control programs.

Six Steps Hospital Facilities Can Take to Reduce the Risk of Spreading Infectious Disease
You can help ensure safe operations of your facility by monitoring and controlling six areas.

4 ways digital services help deliver exceptional building performance
Learn how to unlock your building's performance through smart, connected technology.

How HVAC Digital Twins Optimize Facility Operations
Reducing complexity and balancing facility managers’ competing challenges can best be accomplished by deploying more digital and remote technology.

Aging BMSs put your building and business at risk – start your modernization plan today
Blog post about the risks of not keeping your BMS updated.

Modernizing Building Management System: 7 Reasons Why Now is the Time to Take Action
7 reasons why you need to make your BMS future-ready

Smart Buildings and the Future of Work
This report explains the advantages that smart buildings offer to occupiers and developers of commercial real estate.

The return to workplace is happening. Is your building ready?
This blog by Scheider Electric takes a look at the four key areas: occupant well-being, space management, occupant engagement, and building operational efficiency, that your building organization needs to address when tenants or occupants return to the workplace.

Ensuring Occupant Health: Key Findings and Insights from Global Study of 21 Office Buildings
Most, if not all buildings, already have some of the sensors and data needed to prompt changes, that can measurably improve the health and well-being of building occupants. Based on findings from pilot studies of 21 office buildings, this paper summarizes the key wellness factors, their underlying science, and the business benefits of healthy buildings – along with the importance of making this information accessible to building occupants.

Flexible Buildings: Five elements to create buildings ready for the new world of work
This paper content explores how the global pandemic has prompted a profound long-term rethink of what office buildings are really for, and how they should perform in the future. But what is meant by flexible buildings, their key attributes and benefits, and how can real estate professionals go about delivering one? These are the questions that this timely paper sets out to answer.

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Now is the Time to Move to the Next-Generation of Building Management Systems
The capabilities of a building management system, or BMS, need to evolve to keep up with the demands of building owners, operators, and tenants. The traditional view of BMS technology (or ‘building automation systems’) has mostly focused on HVAC, and the controllers and on-premise software that supports the system. Any integration with other building systems – e.g. access control, fire control, lighting, etc. – has typically been ‘loosely coupled’, with data being displayed for simple context or awareness.

Buildings of the Future: Healthy Buildings
This video explores the future of buildings and how to improve their health factors for occupants.

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