Monitor performance from anywhere. With buildings consuming 47 percent of global energy and about half of that coming from chillers, keeping on top of chiller performance is critical, not just for efficiency, but for occupant comfort and productivity. New technologies that form the Internet of Things (IoT) are making it easier than ever to stay on top of chiller maintenance – with data available anywhere, remote monitoring and diagnostics allow service technicians to proactively tackle potential issues, making preventative care and maintenance scheduling easier than ever.
Automated Buildings‘ Ken Sinclair’s June theme delivers well-explained reasons why we need to re-zero our IoT aim towards the bigger target area: “There is a “3-30-300” rule of thumb that organizations typically spend approximately $3 per square foot per year for utilities, $30 for rent, and $300 for payroll. While these figures are just archetypes, they are useful in providing an order of magnitude between the three areas of expenditure.” Seems simple enough. The growing contextualization within the space, allows for greater productivity within the space, and our driven effort to emphasize and realize greater energy savings, while not misguided, is only the tip of the value iceberg.
More from Ken Sinclair’s editorial “New Measured Variables; Health, Wellbeing, & Productivity”
Creating value in the $300 part of the “3-30-300” rule
Our industry has always been about controlling measured variables, but in the past these have been the likes of temperature, pressure, flow, and other physical things.
The Internet of Things or IoT is now connecting us to new measured variables in our buildings “the occupants,” via cell phone apps and social media feedback, while displaying all our interactions and visualizations in the very accessible cloud.
There is a “3-30-300” rule of thumb that organizations typically spend approximately $3 per square foot per year for utilities, $30 for rent and $300 for payroll. While these figures are just archetypes, they are useful in providing an order of magnitude between the three areas of expenditure. According to the 3-30-300 model, the greatest financial savings from greening a workplace is not energy but in productivity. Click here for complete read.
Automated Buildings June Articles:
Applying All the Laws of 3s to See the Future, Alper Uzmezler, BASSG & Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext
The Trillion Dollar Opportunity, Brad White, SES Consulting Inc.
Machine Learning in HVAC Controls, Mike Donlon, Computrols
HVAC Controls Productivity Challenges and Opportunities, Maury Costantini Jr., KlowdBuilder
Cut Through your BACnet Complexity, Daniel Ronald, Optigo Networks
IoT Opportunities in Commercial and Industrial Buildings, Dr. Julien Stamatakis, Senseware, Inc.
Monitoring the Inert: Envelope, Structure, Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings LLC
What Are Your Smart Devices Connected To? Fred Gordy, Intelligent Buildings, LLC
Integration is not the future, James Palmer, North Building Technologies Ltd
Data Driven Building Management, Jason Burt, Buildpulse
Making Your Plant a Value-Generating Asset, Chirayu Shah, Conserve It
Information is the New Utility in Smart Buildings, James McHale, Memoori
Web-Enabled DALI® Programmable Lighting Solution, Mike Welch, CNS
K.I.S.S, Joe Moore, ESC Automation
Data Wrangling for Energy Performance, Jack McGowan, The McGowan Group
Apology from Eric: I am so sorry about my audio on this episode. We tried a different set up and my mic settings are way off. Thank you for your understanding. Next weeks episode will be much better.
Welcome to ControlTalk Now, the Smart Buildings VideoCast and Podcast for week ending October 11, 2015. We are delighted to announce that the nomination period for the 2015 ControlTrends Awards has officially begun! Help us recognize the heroes and superstars of our HVAC and Building Automation industry. ControlTrends is excited to present the Second Episode of Networking Conversations, with Sierra Monitor’s CEO, Varun Nagaraj, along with interviews with Alfredo Melnik and Carlos Roman, of MR Intelligence Professional Solutions Buildings SA de CV, one of Mexico City’s premiere intelligent buildings integrators and Honeywell’s Director of Commercial Sales, Larry Andriunas, live from the 2015 Honeywell Momentum. And don’t miss Ken Sinclair’s October edition of Automated Buildings: Satisfaction + Well Being = Productivity.
Automated Buildings October Release: Satisfaction + Well Being = Productivity. Editorial Words of Wisdom from Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of automatedbuildings.com: “Our new tools of social engagement allow us to rapidly and continuously quantify as never before the measured variables of “Satisfaction” and “Well Being” in our buildings. We all understand how important these factors are to the productivity within our buildings.
2015 Honeywell Momentum: Larry Andriunas ” The Controls Guy… Control Guy.” If you did not make the 2015 Honeywell Momentum event, no worries, our Rob Allen gives you the 411 on what’s Industry Giant is doing in Building Automation and Smart Building Controls. In this video Rob catch up with Larry Andriunas. Larry, in addition to doing a phenomenal job as the MC at this years event, is the Director of Commercial Sales at Honeywell. He is responsible for sales of Honeywell’s commercial portfolio within the ECC (Environmental Combustion and Controls) division.
ControlTalk NOW Interview with Alfredo Melnik and Carlos Roman, of MR Intelligence Professional Solutions Buildings SA de CV, one of Mexico City’s premiere intelligent buildings integrators. Alfredo and Carlos provide expert insight into the developing markets in Mexico and some of the interesting challenges they have faced during the past 10 years while bringing hospitals, hotels, hi-rises, and other facilities and buildings into smart building status.
Here is Your Official 2015 ControlTrends Awards Nomination Ballot! The nomination period for the 2015 ControlTrends Awards has officially begun! This is your opportunity to nominate your favorite products, solutions, vendors, technical support people and executives. Help us recognize the heroes and superstars of our HVAC and Building Automation industry. Nominate those people, products, and solutions that help sustain our industry and make it so important and successful. Click here to start the nomination process. Please share this link with your network.
Episode 2: Control Networking Conversations with Varun Nagaraj: We are super excited to welcome back Varun Nagaraj with Episode 2 of Control Networking Conversations. Varun, who is the CEO of Sierra Monitor, has a knack for taking the complex and explaining the technical aspects of Building Automation Controls Networking in an easy to understand manner. If you saw Episode 1 of Control Networking Conversations you know what I mean.