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Acronym Soup: BEMS

BEMS stands for Building Energy Management System. “As building energy management systems (BEMSs) gain greater market penetration, building control algorithms are beginning to provide data beyond energy efficiency, including details on space utilization and operational efficiency.” (from http://www.hpbmagazine.org/IoT-is-Smart-for-Buildings/) Exactly! The Salamander Reservoir will help save energy by calling for heating when the *water* conditions require it, not when the ambient air temperature fluctuates. Think of taking your child to the doctor when they have a ... Continue Reading
IoT: Internet of Things

What is IoT?

Great Question.. We hear a lot about IoT, and AI, and this post is to show what it is, and how it's relevant. IoT stands for the Internet of Things. It's a general term for the network of internet-connected devices that can talk to, and send data, to each other. For example, a vending machine equipped with the right IoT sensors would notice that it's running low on Snickers bars but has plenty of Doritos ... Continue Reading
Resilient Buildings: protect Your parking Structure from Winter Weather (Buildings Magazine)

Protect your Parking Structure from Winter Weather!

This is a great article on page 17 of the the October, 2019 issue of Buildings Magazine, "Protect your Parking Structure from Winter Weather" This contained numerous preventative measures, and concluded with: "Being aware of the biggest winter weather liabilities - and how to prevent them - can not only help you avoid costly repairs, it can extend the life of your parking structure. And, most importantly, it can keep your tenants safer." However, there ... Continue Reading
ICD Survey: Challenges of Implementing Connected Building Projects

Challenges of Implementing Connected Building Projects?

According to a recent IDC Survey (and infographic from Acuity) called, Challenges of Implementing Connected Building Projects: For those decision makers making investment decisions about purchasing a Connected Building solution, they struggle with several issues such as: 41%: Too many solutions in the market to choose from note: there is only one technology that can take real-time data from within a wet or dry life safety sprinkler system: the Salamander Reservoir!  32%: Difficulty proving the ... Continue Reading
The Workforce of the Future Starts With Today's Technology (Buildings Magazine)

Make decisions based on data, not assumptions

This is a great article on page 12 of the the October, 2019 issue of Buildings Magazine, "The Workforce of the Future Starts with Today's Technology: Connected buildings let you make decisions based on data, not assumptions..." Great takeaways: "...with the latest building connectivity, cloud-based architectures and wireless and low-cost sensors, organizations can take advantage of a platform that provides data-driven insights to adapt the workspace they offer to meet the evolving needs of their ... Continue Reading
Best Practices for Managing, Tracking and Reducing Waste in Commercial Buildings (MARE Journal)

Reducing Waste in Commercial Buildings with a Salamander

Another great way to reduce waste: knowing that air temperature fluctuates significantly, use a Salamander Reservoir on your wet sprinkler systems, and let it initialize heating in your sprinkler room(s) when the water temperature is getting low! Think of all the energy – and costs – that can be saved if #SalamanderReservoirs were deployed in areas prone to freezing conditions. Save money without compromising life safety! From the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal (July 26, 2019, pages 14b and 19b) ... Continue Reading