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INTELLIGENT BUILDING EUROPE RESCHEDULED TO 18–20 MAY 2021 AT EXCEL LONDON

23/05/2020| SHOW NEWS

Informa Markets, in consultation with its exhibitors and event partners, has made the difficult decision to reschedule Intelligent Building Europe. Originally set to take place on 8–10 September 2020, the events are now scheduled for 18–20 May 2021 at ExCeL London.

WHAT ARE DIGITAL TWINS AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

10/06/2020

Digital twins enable building managers to create virtual models of any physical environment. Tied to IoT-connected sensors and devices, they allow building managers to make better judgements about how and why a building is used. But what exactly are they, and how do they work?

HOW SMART BUILDINGS IMPROVE EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY

03/04/2020

There’s more to smart buildings than saving money. Given that around 75% of UK workplace activity takes place in the office, smart building technology ought to be used to make that a more pleasurable—and ultimately more productive—experience for workers.

IMPLEMENTING SMART OFFICE DESIGN

17/03/2020

Smart buildings rely on sophisticated technology to monitor and automate processes, but not all smart solutions rely on the latest high-tech kit. Indeed, the data gathered by these monitors can be used to influence the physical design and layout of an office, to make big, low-tech improvements to productivity and wellbeing.

5 WAYS SMART BUILDINGS ARE CHANGING REAL ESTATE

12/03/2020 | PROPTECH NEWS

Real estate developers need to diversify. The reasons are clear: construction costs and land prices are rising, and new building projects are under increasing public pressure, scrutiny and oversight. The solutions are clear, too.

HOW TO RETROFIT A BUILDING FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

26/02/2020

Half of the UK’s carbon footprint comes from the built environment. Rising energy costs and growing pressure to reduce this footprint have forced many businesses to change their ways.

IAIN GORDON INTERVIEW: WHAT IS A STANDARD?

25/02/2020

We wanted to know about what exactly makes a standard a standard, so we asked Iain Gordon, president of Intelligent Building Europe partner KNX UK about setting standards within the industry.

SMART BUILDINGS AND SMARTER SECURITY

13/02/2020

Smart security is a close ally of intelligent buildings. It uses the same technologies—wireless networks and the internet of things—that give users the ability to customise and monitor their security systems in the home and manage security over a wider area and respond to threats in the workplace.

ARE SMART BUILDINGS AT RISK FROM HACKERS?

11/02/2020

Smart buildings offer huge benefits for businesses and occupants, but they also introduce a whole litany of potential cyberthreats with which building managers and security teams must contend.

IS MACHINE LEARNING THE NEXT BIG THING IN SMART BUILDINGS?

30/01/2020

Sensors are the bread and butter of smart buildings. Much of the transformative technology changing the way we manage buildings relies on gathering ultra-accurate data—perhaps about room occupancy, temperature and air quality—and using it to automate processes or feeding it back to building managers.

HOW SMART MAINTENANCE MAKES YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE

20/01/2020

Typically, maintenance is done on a corrective basis—i.e. in response to a fault or error—or periodically scheduled. There is a major flaw in this process in that equipment must be broken before it is fixed, which necessitates a period of downtime.

DOWNLOAD THE SMART BUILDINGS EBOOK

08/01/2020

Smart buildings is the trend everyone’s talking about, but are we really utilising this technology to its full potential, and do we understand how best to implement it?

INTELLIGENT BUILDING EUROPE PARTNERS WITH KNX UK

12/12/2019

Intelligent Building Europe is delighted to announce a brand-new partnership with the KNX UK Association. KNX is an established, global secure open building control communications protocol.

REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE TICKET TO INTELLIGENT BUILDING EUROPE 2021

10/12/2019| SHOW NEWS

From the internet of things to smart meters, intelligent building technology is moving at a rapid pace. Keep up with the transformative and discover how you can integrate it with your own buildings at Intelligent Building Europe 2021, totally for free.

ENERGY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

22/11/2019 | ENERGY MANAGEMENT NEWS

Energy bills are a major expense for consumers and corporations alike. Using an energy management system can help both shave an enormous amount of money on their annual expenditure, as well as reduce their carbon footprint.

THE IMPORTANCE OF ENERGY MANAGEMENT

22/11/2019 | ENERGY MANAGEMENT NEWS

We’re living in the age of climate emergency. People have become keenly aware that just 100 companies have been responsible for 71% of global greenhouse gas emissions between 1988 and 2015, according to the CDP.

WHAT IS ENERGY MANAGEMENT?

22/11/2019 | ENERGY MANAGEMENT NEWS

The growing demand for renewable and sustainable energy sources is pushing companies to manage their energy use. Industrial energy management is part of the smart built environment and should, according EY, be seen as an important part of any smart building ecosystem.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A SMART GRID?

22/11/2019 | SMART GRID NEWS

Imagine electricity grids that can communicate with each other, giving us reliable information and allowing managers to remotely operate energy supply across an entire country efficiently and reliably.

WHAT ARE THE FUNCTIONS OF SMART GRIDS?

22/11/2019 | SMART GRID NEWS

Power grids are facing major challenges. Infrastructure is ageing, demand is rising – particularly from electric vehicles and electric heating systems – and the uptake of renewable energy sources is making power generation less reliable.

SMART GRID TECHNOLOGIES

22/11/2019 | SMART GRID NEWS

Smart grid technologies are transforming the energy sector. Creating a smart energy network can improve energy efficiency and encourage sustainability. In tandem, smart grid technology and renewable energy will create an energy grid ready for a fossil fuel-free future.

HOW BIG IS THE PROPTECH MARKET?

22/11/2019 | PROPTECH NEWS

PropTech’s market size has grown exponentially over the past decade and a half. Why? It’s working to disrupt the property market – which has historically been a dinosaur of an asset class.