facilities

July 3, 2017
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What if artificial intelligence just learns people’s bad habits?

Applying artificial intelligence (AI) to buildings This past week I started to “train” an instance of IBM’s Watson AI engine on the basics of building operations and maintenance.   Watson is capable […]
May 18, 2017

The high cost of low-bid services procurements

To prove how common inefficient and costly services procurements are, I did a quick search through requests-for-bids from local governments and with little effort I quickly […]
April 28, 2015

How will we service The Internet Of Things?

There’s lots of hype about The internet of Things. What are these “things” that will each have an Internet address, be addressable by IP, and talk […]
March 24, 2015

Building Energy Efficiency: Why is it so Darn Hard to Sell?

Businesses nationwide would save about $1 billion each year in energy costs if they replaced their 10-20 ton commercial units with units that meet this specification. […]