Buddy’s making waves in the Caribbean

Written by Gayle Wooster

Those ripples in the proverbial pond are catching hold and building into more opportunities for Buddy Ohm to deliver value to our customers. Back in November, we certified a volumetric water meter into our Works with Ohm program which has enabled us to offer more customers the benefits of instant feedback on their water usage. … Continued

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Buddy to acquire smart lighting company, LIFX

Written by Gayle Wooster

At Buddy, we believe that every occupied space – be they offices, homes, schools or cities – will use ‘smart’ technology to become more efficient and sustainable. We also believe as many others do, that intelligent lighting will be the foundation for such smart spaces. And that’s why we’re here; to enable people to live … Continued

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What your utility bill isn’t telling you

Written by April Wright

Once a month your utility bill falls in your lap and you review it. Your detailed billing information includes your service dates, previous reading, current reading, kWh usage, cost per kWh, and of course what you owe. If you’re lucky, you get a graph. This is what the average bill looks like. Source: National Grid … Continued

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Introducing Buddy Ohm Managed Services

Written by Travis Gerber

At Buddy, our vision is to ‘make every space smarter.’ We’ve found that technology, when coupled with sound processes and domain expertise, drives significant results in a building’s performance and bottom line. We’ve also found that many of our customers don’t have the resources or time available to leverage increasing amounts of building data to … Continued

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Collaborative climate action

Written by Tim Ritchie

Through 2017 disclosures from 7,000 corporations (including 70% of the S&P 500) and 750 cities in seven key US states, the CDP (a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts) reports that substantial numbers of companies and cities are already on their … Continued

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Buddy makes smart spaces accessible to all

Written by Gayle Wooster

Organizations of all sizes around the world are making energy savings a business priority. They’re recognizing the need to collect relevant, timely data about their energy use in order to make informed energy resource decisions. No matter what kind of business or organization, regardless of the type of structure, Buddy is working with companies around … Continued

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Buddy Ohm launches with Ingram Micro Spain

Written by Martin Carroll

The roll-out of Buddy Ohm with Ingram Micro Spain is complete, extending Buddy Ohm distribution into all regions of Spain, the Balearic & Canary Islands and Portugal. Buddy representatives were initially introduced to customers at the Ingram Micro Digital Summit in Madrid and our shared launch at the recent Microsoft IoT in Action event  in Barcelona. … Continued

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Sustainability reigns at Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

Written by Gayle Wooster

Buddy Platform was a first-time exhibitor at Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Chicago last week. We packed up our Buddy gear in Seattle and descended on the windy city for a two-day event chock-full of opportunities for all interested in sustainability in the built environment. Greenbuild is serious about sustainability. All the sessions were … Continued

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Taking the Buddy Ohm message on the road

Written by Tim Ritchie

It’s always satisfying talking to IoT community members and demonstrating the real impact Buddy Ohm can have for our clients. It’s also exciting when our partners see the opportunities for their customers in our solutions. This October, the Buddy team focused on spreading Buddy goodness through our channels and partners at several key industry events … Continued

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Monitoring health isn’t just for patients; it’s also for equipment

Written by Julie Villarreal
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Hospitals consume large amounts of energy because of how they are run and the many people that use them. They are open 24 hours a day; thousands of employees, patients, and visitors occupy the buildings daily; and sophisticated heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems control the temperatures and air flow. They are critical in … Continued

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Buildings, data and the future of property

Written by Adam Schultz

As featured in the Australia & New Zealand Property Journal, September 2018. Future-gazing is a difficult art. It’s almost impossible to predict which technology innovations will transform how we live and work in a decade’s time. There is, however, value in bringing the horizon a bit closer, and examining how the Internet of Things (IoT) … Continued

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Announcing Buddy’s Customer Support Center

Written by Travis Gerber

Buddy Platform is pleased to announce the launch of our new Customer Support Center intended to simplify and speed access to information. Our new Customer Support Center’s purpose is to provide our customers, partners and end users a curated repository of high-quality content meant to serve as quick reference on how to best use our … Continued

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Buddy welcomes new VP of customer success

Written by David McLauchlan

Post hoc, ergo propter hoc. After it therefore because of it. It means one thing follows the other, therefore it was caused by the other. While this sounds good – and even better in Latin – it rarely plays out that correlation equals causation. In this case, however, we’re betting on the causal relationship between … Continued

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Recent wins across the United Kingdom

Written by Martin Carroll

For Buddy Platform today, smart spaces run the gamut from recreational vehicles, as seen by our work with Airstream, to schools like Kenyon College, Culver Academies and Whitefish School District. These are just a few of the many use cases for deployment of Buddy Ohm in helping organisations measure and verify energy consumption and drive … Continued

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Checking In on Works With Ohm

Written by Brian Seitz

At the Buddy Connect event in Sydney in March, 2018, we unveiled a new program called Works with Ohm, designed to help broaden the types of meters and sensors that can transmit data to Buddy Ohm. Why take this approach? In reality, we can’t possibly make or anticipate every scenario or meter that may present … Continued

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Using the Green Revolving Fund to invest in a sustainable future

Written by April Wright

Funding is always a top concern for schools across the states. Many public school systems rely on funding through their tax dollars with budgets, prioritization, and amounts always shifting. They have to balance their funds between providing an optimal education and experience to students as well as keeping buildings, resources, and systems operational. Preparatory boarding … Continued

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Liberal Arts college dives into monitoring

Written by April Wright

For many students the first week is over and routines are once again being established. Last week, we featured Whitefish School District and their work as they seek to achieve net zero while also using their CSE building as a learning opportunity for students throughout the year. This week we switch gears to share how … Continued

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Buddy Cloud and Airstream take the Internet of Things on an epic road trip

Written by Brian Seitz

There’s lots of time and attention now days dedicated to lofty thoughts and projections when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT). The challenge is getting down to the bottom of what that means for an individual business, especially for industries that traditionally have delivered customer satisfaction and value in the analog world. Arguably, … Continued

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