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Frequently Asked Questions about Smart Building IoT

Commercial buildings are truly getting smarter. Deploying advanced technologies not only improves building efficiencies and staff productivity but helps spur new and innovative services. The advent of IoT is helping drive costs down while increasing sustainability, safety, and comfort across commercial real estate.  

The Anatomy of an IoT Lighting Solution

According to Navigant Research, global market revenue for IoT lighting is expected to grow from $651.1 million in 2017 to $4.5 billion in 2026. What is IoT lighting? According to Navigant, IoT lighting solutions in commercial buildings bring connectivity to devices that were previously not connected and provide data (where data was not available) through the connection. Connectivity and communication can happen between devices within the lighting system and between lighting devices and non-lighting devices.

See Osram’s End-to-End Smart Building Solutions at LIGHTFAIR 2019

Connect with us at LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) in 2019 to experience how Osram is using visible and invisible light to improve quality of life. Our staff of experts will be available to walk you through our booth and show you the latest in our product portfolio.

Osram and Facility Solutions Group (FSG) Partner for Smart Building IoT Solutions

Osram is partnering with Facility Solutions Group (FSG), a leader in building technology system design, integration, installation, and managed services, to offer turnkey smart building IoT solutions to the commercial, industrial and retail industries. 

Osram Pilots Smart Building IoT Solution at Mount Royal University

Smart Building IoT solutions have been touted as the Holy Grail for commercial real estate (CRE) owners and managers with many seeking the benefits of data-driven, real-time applications that will modernize a business or learning space. What building owner or manager doesn’t want to delight a tenant, streamline facility operations, optimize the square footage charged monthly, or create a more productive, healthier, ‘green’ space that warrants a premium?

Lighting System Helps Optimize Resident Care and Comfort at St. Ann’s Nursing Facility

St. Ann’s skilled nursing facility in Rochester, New York undertook a major renovation to transform every resident floor into a household model, creating a community that elders would recognize as home. Several goals were set for the project including optimizing the comfort levels of residents and staff and reducing energy consumption. A centrally-managed, flexible lighting system that leveraged the latest technologies was identified as a renovation requirement.

IoT Unites Operational and Information Technology Teams

IoT is changing the way we do business and how we think about and use technology. Operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) teams have traditionally been separate and siloed organizations. However, the lines between the two seemingly disparate organizations and their respective responsibilities are blurring. According to Navigant Research, the convergence of these two units is the foundation of the digital transformation of facilities into smart buildings. Alignment between the two is crucial.  

Lighting Higher Education’s Way to Sustainability

Higher education institutions across the globe have embarked on sustainability initiatives with great success.  As part of their campus philosophy, sustainability concerns are being integrated into curriculum, policies, programs and campus design. By fostering sustainable student lifestyles, the hope of these institutions is that these enlightened young men and women will carry those behaviors and attitudes into the world to support positive environmental change. 

Commercial Lighting Basics: Dimming with LEDs

The moment you enter a restaurant you notice how it is lit.  Bright lighting sets a more casual atmosphere and dimmed lighting sets a much more intimate mood. Restaurants and hotels offer great examples of the aesthetic qualities of dimming.  Dimming also is an important aesthetic feature in commercial offices, hospitals and educational facilities.

What’s the Next Step in Smart Lighting? IoT Data

There is no doubt about it, the buildings of the future will continue to incorporate smart technologies, using automation to control and optimize operations. Today, most buildings have some level of intelligence built into individual HVAC, lighting, security or other building function however, the Internet of Things (IoT) is taking building automation and control to a new level.