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The Captured City

Rather than produce the smart city, it yields the captured city. The idea of the captured city requires an adversarial view of a city’s inhabitants: When the enemy can be anywhere, the battlespace is everywhere; all places and people must be accounted for at all times. The captured city provides infinite possibilities for upgrades. The […]

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Performance Contracting Helps Achieve Energy-Saving Upgrades

John Poggi, account executive at Johnson Controls, describes performance contracting as “a funding mechanism that allows administrators to implement facility improvements without a capital expense.” Poggi explains how a performance contract is developed: The financial partner assesses the building, including infrastructure, systems and technologies already in place, and proposes a project that addresses the specific […]

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What Is The Building Internet Of Things?

Here’s how to evaluate Building Internet of Things devices and systems to determine how they’ll fit in your existing building automation system. For facility managers, smart technology options are everywhere, from more sophisticated and powerful building automation systems, to specific pieces of equipment like rooftop units or meters with built-in intelligence, to a new generation […]