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November 3, 2019

Risk outweighs energy reliability: What the CA wildfires are telling us about the future

The real new stories in California are not the wildfires, or climate change, it’s what the energy utilities are doing about them…it seems that financial risk […]
October 25, 2019

Find us at CoRETech 2019 – Using innovation to turn challenges into opportunities

I’m looking forward to CoRETech 2019, in Silicon Valley.    With talks on digitally transforming a corporate real estate portfolio, AI/machine learning, location based services,  creating […]
October 20, 2019

Experience, not data, drives predictive maintenance & operational efficiency

The Smart Building says…the pump is not running.  Is this a problem?  Your Smart Building should know and act if required. It’s easy to put sensors on […]
October 1, 2019

What do your HVAC contractors really see on the rooftop?

Rooftops aren’t friendly places for people or equipment War Story #56 Check in with Scott onsite. Obtain access to unit located on north east roof via […]
September 26, 2019

Note to my grandkids: The global climate emergency is a solvable problem. It starts with listening and understanding.

Earlier this week, 16 year-old Greta Thunberg berated world leaders at the UN on their failure to act on climate change.  Tomorrow, youth across Canada will call […]
September 16, 2019

A quick reference guide to IoT & Digital Twins for buildings

Where’s the value prop? The internet of things, and now digital twins, promise to reshape the built environment, but many…including many of the key technology vendors…struggle […]
September 13, 2019

Try our interactive Smart City Energy, GHG & OpEx dashboard (prototype)

 Why does Australia report energy use intensity values significantly lower than North America?   We asked the same question, and built this dashboard so we could […]
September 11, 2019

Is Net Operating Income the silver bullet for our global climate emergency?

Cities are responsible for over 70 percent of global energy consumption and CO2 emissions, mostly from buildings, marking a significant opportunity to focus climate change mitigation and adaptation […]
September 3, 2019

Our Journey with Point Clouds, BIM, IOT & Digital Twins

A Use Case Imagine walking into a building, as a facilities manager, building operator, tenant, occupier, guest or service contractor… …simply scanning your smart phone around […]
July 16, 2019

Join BuiltSpace at Asset Management Reimagined, Melbourne August 12-13

Digital twins as the core technology for asset management is becoming a hot topic.  Join me in Melbourne on August 12-13. Rick@builtspace.com
June 5, 2019

Use Case: In steam distribution real-time maintenance process equals energy efficiency

Major cities like New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Vancouver, as well as many campuses, airport and large facilities operate centralized steam our hot water plants, known […]
May 26, 2019

What facilities service providers can learn from retail point-of-sale

The barcode transformed retail point-of-sale 45 years ago The very first UPC barcode scan, in June 1974, made at a checkout counter of Marsh’s Supermarket in the […]