The article, “BAS-IT Convergence, Now and Into the Cloud,” on Automated Buildings, shares the convergence of building automation systems (BAS) across the enterprise network as new web-based technologies drive open standards (e.g., XML) and make information available anywhere, anytime. Read the article to learn more about integrating building automation systems (BAS) into IT networks.
The Washington Examiner’s article, “More school building projects going green,” shows that according to the U.S. Green Building Council, more schools are taking green initiatives and are seeking LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The rise in the construction of green schools is because going green is more financially achievable than in the past. Sustainable school builders are looking to utilize environmentally friendly materials and reduce school operating costs. Learn more about the increase of green schools.
Environmental Leader’s article, “U.S. Offices Lag in Efficiency, Conservation,” discusses the results of the IBM Smarter Buildings study, which provides information that U.S. office buildings aren’t keeping up with new building automation practices. This lag is hurting productivity and increasing expenses. The study revealed that building occupants want to help improve the building’s efficiencies and the environment. Learn more about this study and how federal agencies are working to improve the design of energy-efficient building systems.
Congratulations to Johnson Controls for 125 of success! Johnson Controls is celebrating 125 years of making buildings more energy-efficient. Visit Johnson Control’s website to learn more about their celebration and dedication to energy efficiency.