building energy performance Tag

Connecting a lightbulb to the internet seems overly cumbersome and complicated, not to mention ULTRA geeky:

Why pull a Sheldon and go through all that work when you can simply walk over to the wall and flip a switch? Most people don’t even want to fumble with their smartphone just to find their way to the bathroom. The truth is that the hassle may not be worth it for many of us. But what if you wanted to do more than physically flip that light switch yourself?  In this special guest post, Wesley Faulkner of Facility Solutions Group (FSG) sheds some light on the business benefits of the energy IoT towards better building performance.

Green building certifications are essential in meeting global climate targets, but here's the issue: certifications like BREEAM and LEED refer to the intended energy performance of a building, in the context of its design and construction stages. But happens once that building is occupied? The building’s energy performance on paper starts to look very different from the daily reality of its actual use. In fact, according to a RIBA CIBSE database, buildings tend to consume between 1.5 and 2.5 times the amount of energy originally predicted by their designers. That means even smart or green buildings on paper could be running inefficiently in practice - and costing you money. This discrepancy is called the energy performance gap, and our latest free guide is all about closing it using the combined powers of building automation technology and real-time energy analytics.