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BuiltSpace now available on the Johnson Controls Panoptix marketplace

BuiltSpace is now available for sale through the Johnson Controls Panoptix platform. Find us in the apps catalog here.

Collaborative Facilities Management System

A collaboration platform where people can work together to improve operational and energy efficiencies in buildings. In 2006 authors Jason Morris and Stephen Ballesty described their vision of a future facilities management system, at the world famous Sydney Opera House (SOH) in AN INTEGRATED COLLABORATIVE APPROACH FOR FM – SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE FM EXEMPLAR. These … Continue reading

Quick start to improving building operational efficiency

Every dollar of operating cost saved, adds about $18 dollars to the capitalized value of your building. If your world is full of paper drawings, documents and work orders, there is enormous potential for improvement! Here is a quick start to implementing simple new systems which can improve your ability to work with your service … Continue reading

Scan. Fix. Save. Using QR codes to improve tenant service.

The use of QR codes strategically placed in the building allows tenants to easily report a problem for that location. For instance, a QR code can be put in each washroom where a user can scan it using their smart phone and immediately report any problems. Once fixed, maintenance personnel can then scan the same … Continue reading

Future Building Management Systems (FBMS)

In a recent article entitled Future Building Management Systems author Jim Sinopoli PE described his vision for a building management system of the future. We think BuiltSpace is there today. Jim defined the requirements as The platform for the FBMS must be similar to that of smartphones and tablets. The base FBMS platform will have … Continue reading

Building sustainability management – a new class of software

BuiltSpace set out to make buildings more sustainable, and discovered that we were creating an entirely new class of software. Sustainability addresses the social, environmental and economic health of our building communities. We found that current software vendors have a different focus. Building automation systems remove people from building processes. We looked at how we … Continue reading

People working together will allow us to create more sustainable buildings.

Originally posted on BuiltSpace Blog:
It is amazing how technology like LinkedIn has changed how we do business. My company, BuiltSpace, is trying to do the same for managing the business processes around energy efficiency and building sustainability. We believe that it is people taking action that actually saves the energy. BuiltSpace supports building sustainability…

Data visibility drives behavior

Here’s an interesting article about sustainability at AT&T, found in the MIT Sloan Management Review online. I agree with John Shultz, director of sustainability operations at AT&T: “The visibility of that data is what really drives behavior, because it’s shared with their peers, who the facility managers want to do well among, and with upper … Continue reading

The three legs of energy efficiency

What’s the problem with Energy Management? Energy dashboards and real time energy monitoring have been touted as the answer to energy efficiency in buildings. I don’t think that the current approach to EMIS has lived up to expectations. Solutions that concentrate only on energy management are supporting only one leg of a three legged stool. … Continue reading

Buildings aren’t Smart. People are.

It is is people taking action that saves the energy. Building automation, energy management, security systems, maintenance management systems, and other building systems are good collectors of building data, but it is people that interpret and combine this information with other building knowledge, that put the “Smart” in Smart Buildings. The Institute for Building Efficiency, … Continue reading

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