I had a chance to catch up with Jeff Wilson, the CEO and Founder of Pereview. Based in Charlotte NC., Pereview is the only commercial real estate asset management software which covers the “Life of the Asset” including acquisitions, underwriting, financing, closing, asset management, fund management, and dispositions. Check this video out to get a feel for the power of this cloud based solution.
We met Ronald Ro at the Realcomm/IBcon launch pad. And we are very glad we did! As you can see in the video, Ronald and his team at Awair, have re-imagined air sensors and created a sensor that tracks invisible fine dust and chemicals in air and gives a personalized recommendation to help occupants stay safe and healthy. Think this will play in the $300 part of the 3-30-300 metric? [Read more…]
Over the last several years, Ken and I have noticed and reported, the influx of new smart building control players from Silicon Valley. This year, at RealComm|IBcon, we were amazed at how many smart building providers from around the world showed up with noteworthy smart building solutions.
With over 200 education sessions and workshops, a trade show, and access to experts from all over the industry, the 2018 Summit is more packed than ever with advanced looks at the energy efficiency processes, technologies, and strategies that are changing the marketplace. Check out the full agenda here and we will see you in Cleveland!
BETTER BUILDINGS KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22: 12:30 PM
Please join us Wednesday at lunch to hear from a great slate of speakers, including representatives from Cleveland-area Better Buildings partners and the Mayor of Cleveland himself!
* Dr. Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, DOE
* Frank G. Jackson, Mayor of Cleveland
* Jason Hartke, President, Alliance to Save Energy
* Bill Peacock, Chief Operating Officer, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
* John Selldorf, Chief Executive Officer and President, Legrand
* Asim Haque, Chairman, Ohio Public Utilities Commission
BETTER BUILDINGS PARTNER RECOGNITION
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23: 12:30 PM
On Thursday we will recognize this year’s Better Buildings Challenge Goal Achievers who have reached their energy, water, and/or financing commitments. Don’t miss it!
WHAT’S PLANNED FOR YOUR SECTOR
Check out the content that’s been tailored for your specific sector, from sessions and workshops to partner meet-ups.
See the sector list here.
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLES
Look Who’s Talking: Buildings and the Grid
Wednesday, August 22, 10:30 AM
Join a Roundtable discussion with leading retail, real estate, utility, and state executives exploring how buildings with advanced energy efficiency and load shaping capabilities will provide new benefits for building owners and tenants, help meet resilience needs, and better integrate renewables.
Wednesday, August 22, 2:00 PM
The Resilience Roundtable will focus on the federal, state, and city-level approaches to implementing resilience.
GET AN EXPERT’S OPINION AT THE ASK-AN-EXPERT LOUNGE
During breaks at this year’s event, attendees can meet with experts from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, FEMP, and more to get answers and discuss energy performance trends in technology, process, data, and tools.
See the full schedule.
Wondering what to expect at the Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit? Check out this infographic!
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ABOUT BETTER BUILDINGS SUMMIT AND ENERGY EXCHANGE
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is bringing together the Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland, Ohio, August 21-23, creating the largest DOE training, trade show, and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing event of the year. Thought leaders from the federal, private, education, and state and local government sectors will convene to discuss best practices in the adoption of energy/water efficiency, integrated resilience, emerging and secure technologies, and replicable renewable energy solutions.
ControlTrends had the opportunity to interview Rajavel Subramanian of Facilio at the Realcomm20/IBcon Conference Live Product Launchpad. Facilio is new to the North American market and is seeking to develop a channel with Niagara partners. Facilio offers a great facility management product for buildings in the 50,000 to 100,000 square foot range, and creates optimal efficiencies for the C-Suite by visualizing data in real-time for a multitude of applications including fault diagnostics, fault detection, and generating work orders into a mobile app. For more information, visit Facilio.
Ken and I have seen companies like Intel, Dell, Google and others showing up more and more at meetings like RealComm Ibcon and have wondered how they will affect the smart buildings controls world as we know it. We have gone back and forth wondering if the players from Silicon Valley had nefarious motives that would leave the players in the ControlTrends community as road kill, or if they were coming to play nice and work with the existing smart building controls players.
On this video, Ken does a little detective work at the 2018 RealComm Ibcon conference and investigates how Microsoft is stepping into our world. Nice job Ken!
I had a chance to meet Derek McGarry, the Head Building Performance Engineer at Abundant Power. Abundant Power out of Charlotte, North Carolina, provides solution focused services, great customer service, and profit driven outcomes so that their customers get the most value out of Analytics, and as we all know making data actionable and useful is easier said than done. After hearing what Derek has to say, I believe that Abundant Power knows how to use data to make buldings smarter. And with great smart building controls integrators like McKenney’s, Atlanta, using their product, they are keeping very good company.
No matter how good your smart building controls are, if the power coming to them is off, the controls won’t work the way they should. Get the power right and you are on your way to creating a great smart building controls system.
We had the chance to catch up with Dan Niewirowicz,CEO at Next Device, LLC, about CyberPower. CyberPower designs and manufactures uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, power distribution units (PDUs), rack enclosures, surge protectors, remote management hardware, power management software, mobile chargers, and connectivity products. Dan shows us one really cool product that every smart building controls pro should know about. So check it out!
Bert Van Hoof tells us about Microsoft’s ability to help influence what “SMART” means in the smart building context and how their new Azure platform capabilities, which Microsoft refers to as Spacial Intelligence, are helping their partners realize their innovation goals in new global markets. Willow’s CEO and Co-Founder, Josh Ridley, explains that without a Digital Twin, you don’t really have a user experience. Willow is about the digital environment for a physical world. Great Willow demonstration follows.