Building Efficiency Podcast Hosts SBT CEO, Benjamin Buchanan

Quick Summary The Podcast, Building Efficiency, hosted by Jim Schafer, recently hosted SBT’s CEO, Benjamin Buchanan. Their wide-ranging conversation touched on various topics, including taking a dive into the background and history of the industry as a whole and leading up to today’s convergence with the Internet of Things (IoT). Benjamin and Jim explore additional [...]

SBT Alliance Launches Safer Schools Initiative

Equipping school districts with the tools and technologies required to safeguard students, staff, parents, & visitors. Long Beach, CA: Smarter Building Technologies Alliance launches a new Safer Schools Initiative to assist school districts across the country safeguard the environmental health of students, staff, parents, and visitors as school districts plan their re-opening strategies... CLICK HERE [...]

Temperature Sensing | IoT Technologies

An IoT-enabled temperature sensor is used in many scientific, commercial, and industrial applications to measure temperature. Temperature sensors can measure temperature with or without contact. A contact temperature sensor, such as the probe on a digital food thermometer, touches the heat source or substance to be measured. Temperature Sensing - Q&A Are temperature sensors accurate? [...]

Video Monitoring | IoT Technologies

There are several different reasons why, as a business owner, you would want to install video monitors throughout your facility. There are networked IoT-enabled devices available to solve a wide range of problems you encounter that require cameras, sensors, recording, and quick playback or video searching from safety to security. Video Monitoring - Q&A What [...]

Water Pressure Monitoring | IoT Technologies

From facilities to retail to municipalities and local utilities, there are many reasons you might want to monitor and manage water pressure. Today’s IoT-enabled devices can actively monitor utility supply lines, fire hydrants, sanitization stations, and many other water-based systems to ensure proper maintenance and functionality. Water Pressure Monitoring - Q&A Why Monitor Pressure in [...]

Smart Digital Signs & Displays | IoT Technologies

IoT-enabled digital displays use technologies such as LCD, LED, projection and e-paper to display digital images, video, web pages, weather data, restaurant menus, or text. They can be found in public spaces, transportation systems, museums, stadiums, retail stores, hotels, restaurants and corporate buildings etc., to provide wayfinding, exhibitions, marketing and outdoor advertising. Digital Displays & [...]

HVAC VAV Monitor & Control | IoT Technologies

An IoT-enabled variable air volume (VAV) box, is a part of an HVAC system in commercial buildings. A VAV box is integral to the ductwork connecting primary ductwork to secondary ductwork. In many cases, a Variable Air Volume box is nothing but an assembly of a sheet metal box with a damper and controls inside [...]

Space Utilization / Heat Mapping | IoT Technologies

IoT-enabled technologies allow for comprehensive data collection, the data is then transferred and translated to create a heat map. A heat map (or heatmap) is a data visualization technique that shows magnitude of a phenomenon as color in two dimensions. The variation in color may be by hue or intensity, giving obvious visual cues to [...]