Articles and interviews on building management, BMS systems, energy management, the built environment, industrial automation, facility management, smart buildings, construction, the AEC industry, and commercial real estate in times of digital transformation, increasing automation, IoT and Industry 4.0.
Formal project data strategies enable to avoid the cost of bad data in construction

Why and how to adopt a project data strategy in construction

Better data strategies might have saved the global construction industry $1.85 trillion (€1.58) in 2020, with less safety incidents, change orders, project delays, budget overruns, and work to redo. A 2021 Autodesk and FMI...

Smart sensors and the evolution of the global sensor market

Sensors have become ubiquitous. They have existed since long before the advent of the Internet and certainly before the Internet of Things or IoT. Modern smart sensors enable more applications than ever, and the...

Retail solutions for (post-)COVID retail use cases – interview

George Das, Global Solutions Architect at Schneider Electric, takes us through the needs and pain points of retailers as they reopen their stores and the retail solutions, enabling them to tackle the challenges of...

Digital transformation in the new normal: respond, recover and thrive

Nicolas Windpassinger, Global Channel Program & Digital Platforms VP at Schneider Electric and IoT expert, on COVID-19 and the acceleration of digital transformation in the next or new normal. In an interview last year,...

The next level of KNX – the integrated SpaceLogic KNX approach

KNX, the open standard for building and home automation, is entering its fourth decade. In 2020 it was exactly thirty years ago since the EIB (Association), from where the standard originates, was founded. The KNX...

Schneider Electric Exchange: a thriving digital business platform and ecosystem

Partner ecosystems are essential to succeed in digital transformation for ample organizations in this 'data age.' Powered by digital platforms, such ecosystems come in several shapes and forms. Schneider Electric Exchange, launched less than two...

Building a thriving global hospital and healthcare facility expert community

With a community of over 100 trained and certified healthcare facility experts Schneider Electric's EcoXpert healthcare specialization program helps system integrators serve hospitals and other healthcare facilities better. Yves Renaud and Chris Roberts on...

The role of EcoXperts in the CRE industry – an expert interview

The real estate industry thus far has been relatively slower than others to adopt emerging technologies and digitally transform. Yet, things are changing fast as evolving priorities make the benefits of smart building technologies...

Building automation 2.0: next-gen smart building solution categories

Building management systems traditionally focus on a few core areas such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting control, access and security systems, power and energy systems, and fire systems. In a rapidly changing...

Building system integration at an inflection point (interview)

Two years ago, we interviewed Martin Feder on the evolution of building management in times of IP, IoT, and the shift of intelligence to the edge. Technologies are evolving fast while customer demands keep...