Is your building monitoring solution giving you the insights you need?

Written by April Wright

Monitoring your building’s energy use is an investigative process. Many building monitoring solutions have you install sensors that spit out thousands of packets of data every hour. But if those solutions don’t provide you with the means or mechanisms to answer the core questions about your building’s energy use, then the mass amount of data … Continued

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The LIFX acquisition is complete

Written by David McLauchlan

We are proud to announce the completion of the acquisition of smart lighting technology company, LIFX. With our two companies now as one under the Buddy Technologies Limited group, we are well positioned to fulfill our vision to Make Every Space Smarter. You can find all the details of the final deal here. Lighting is … Continued

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IoT and the OODA loop

Written by Gayle Wooster

“Any powerful idea is absolutely fascinating and absolutely useless until we choose to use it.” – Richard Bach Or how about the old adage, “Actions speak louder than words”? The essential nugget here – clever clichés notwithstanding – is that our behaviors determine our success. We can think long and hard about what we’re going … Continued

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Monitor IT assets to avoid downtime, optimize employee resources and gain peace of mind

Written by Gayle Wooster

Protecting valuable assets in network closets, server rooms and data centers is a key element to reliable systems that are the backbone of most businesses today. By monitoring environmental conditions that surround expensive IT assets, you can have peace of mind knowing that if temperature, humidity or electricity supply starts to change beyond desired thresholds, … Continued

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Retrofit and save with Buddy Ohm

Written by Gayle Wooster

According to a report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), offices represent the largest commercial building sector based on energy consumption, the number of buildings, and floor area. ACEEE claims the average office building can save 18% of its whole building energy use through smart technologies. “Smart” technologies, which the report defines … Continued

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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
MRI Blog

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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