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Siemens Unveils a New Software Platform for Building Energy Management

June 17, 2014 - in Buildings, Corporate, Energy, Modeling, Products

The Siemens Building Technologies Division launches Advantage Navigator, a software platform which can track the long-term performance of a single building, entire physical campus, or virtual network of hundreds or even thousands of sites. The cloud-based…

Driving Public Awareness of Green Buildings

Through a partnership with the MIT Climate CoLab contest, the WorldGBC seeks your ideas to create public demand for green buildings that can meet the…

AECOM Selects Trimble Software to Manage Global Construction Projects Across Markets

Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that AECOM, one of the world's largest providers of professional, technical and management support services for…

Frost & Sullivan Expects Sensor Technologies to Become an Integral Part of Buildings

Growing interest in energy conservation and reducing carbon dioxide emissions has encouraged research in energy-efficient buildings and stepped up the use of sensors in building applications. In fact, the construction of green buildings has become easier with…

Advanced Sensors for Smart Buildings

December 10, 2013 - in Buildings, Corporate, Facility Management

With energy costs following a seemingly upward trajectory in many parts of the world and climate change on the political agenda, there is an ever-increasing focus on achieving greater energy efficiency to generate cost savings.  Today, commercial buildings…

Parametric Designs Promise to Make Buildings More Energy Efficient

August 19, 2013 - in Buildings, Energy

As the technology has improved, parametric models have been able to accept more and more inputs. Architects can use the software to investigate what a building could be made of or how its natural lighting could be maximized. Or they can virtualize window dimensions…

NASA and Autodesk Collaborate on Sustainable Building Performance Monitoring

January 24, 2013 - in Buildings, Facility Management, Lifecycle

Autodesk Inc., (ADSK) and NASA Ames Research Center are collaborating to research and develop new technology that can monitor and optimize the operational life-cycle of high performance buildings. Researchers from Autodesk Research and NASA will implement Autodesk…

AECOM Saves $850,000 Using ProjectWise for Engineering Content Management

October 31, 2012 - in Construction, Corporate, Project management

Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that AECOM Technology Corporation has selected Bentley’s ProjectWise for the cloud-based engineering content management of its Texas State Highway (SH) 161 Phase 4 project. The ProjectWise system of collaboration…

IBM's Smarter Buildings Initiative Takes Aim at Retrofits

IBM's "building whisperer," Dave Bartlett, believes many of our buildings could use a diet. Bartlett, who leads IBM's smarter building initiative, is known as the "building whisperer" because he views buildings as living organisms, an approach that can help…

IBM’s Smarter Buildings Initiative Takes Aim at Retrofits

IBM's "building whisperer," Dave Bartlett, believes many of our buildings could use a diet. Bartlett, who leads IBM's smarter building initiative, is known as the "building whisperer" because he views buildings as living organisms, an approach that can help…