Digitally Driven “Smart” Buildings In 2016

October 31, 2016

Almost two years ago, seven intelligent buildings were showcased as proof that smart buildings work. Configurations extended beyond the automated lighting, shading, and HVAC configurations and have advanced, real-time controls of the building’s energy efficiency, Read More

Multi-Microgrids Could Protect Against Blackouts

October 27, 2016

In 2003, portions of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States including Ontario, Canada, suffered a massive blackout that affected an estimated 55 million people. In some areas, back-up power systems held while others failed. It Read More

Singapore Expands Use of Smart Meters

October 27, 2016

S. Iswaran, the Minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore, recently announced plans to expand the use of smart meters for electricity, gas and water supply. A joint project of the energy board, national water Read More

Movidius and Hikvision Partner for Smarter Cameras

October 27, 2016

Movidius, a leader in embedded machine vision technology, recently announced its partnership with Hikvision, a Chinese company commanding a 19.5% of market share in the global video surveillance industry. With the goal of providing better Read More

Tallahassee, Florida Focuses On Urban Mobility

October 24, 2016

Urban mobility researchers at Florida State University (FSU) have formed a unique collaboration with the government and citizens of the City of Tallahassee, Florida. Relying primarily on the feedback of residents, they are examining how Read More

Building Vibrations Allow Real Time Monitoring

October 21, 2016

Oral Buyukozturk, a professor at MIT, and his team are working to develop smart buildings that can sense vibrations and monitor themselves for internal signs of damage or mechanical stress in real time. “This provides Read More

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