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Smart Building Integration Systems

Smart Building – Expectation vs Reality

The term ‘smart building’ is commonly used to describe a structure where system processes have been integrated in order to self-regulate the building’s environment and operations i.e. ‘an intelligent environment’ – responding (seemingly intuitively) to the needs of those using…

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Man's connection to nature

Biophilic Design – What the heck is it?

“Biophilic Design” – Just another buzzword or phrase joining terms such as “circadian rhythm”, “holistic design”, “purified air”, “acoustical comfort”, and more? If you’d come across the word “biophilia” a few years ago, you may well have considered it dodgy!…

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RAPIX EM 235x235 - Communicating with BACnet

Communicating with BACnet

“Lighting control system must be able to communicate with BMS” How many times do we see the above (or similar) in a specification? A one liner asking for one system to talk to another with no further detail on the…

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BYOD Bring Your Own Device

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

What is ‘BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)’? BYOD (bring your own device) is part of a growing trend, sometimes referred to as ‘BYOT’ (Bring Your Own Technology), which may include numerous devices such as phones, laptops, PCs, iPads or notepads,…

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