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Top Crib Notes to Keep You Intelligent Building Smarter Than Hackers

Improved building system technology is making today’s smart buildings safer, more energy efficient, and more attractive to tenants. But ESD, now Stantec Studio Leader and Senior Security Consultant Coleman Wolf says building automated system (BAS) improvements could come with new vulnerabilities. (Read more about intelligent building security.)

Who Will Win Physical/Digital Security Arms Race?

Protecting your company assets from physical and cyber threats is an ongoing battle. ESD, now Stantec Studio Leader and Senior Security Consultant Coleman Wolf will be offering his assessment of the front lines when he presents at the upcoming Global Security Exchange (GSX) conference in Dallas, Texas. (Learn more about GSX.)

Patel to Address Facility Managers on Building Electrification

ESD, now Stantec Practice Leader for Commissioning and Energy+Eco Saagar Patel will be the featured speaker at next week’s meeting of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Chicago Chapter. (Learn more about this IFMA event.)

Keeping Properties Relevant with Building Electrification

Writing for The McMorrow Reports, ESD, now Stantec Practice Leader for High Performance Buildings Andrew Lehrer says the growing role of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies being adopted by companies in the commercial real estate industry, building electrification is playing a bigger role in fighting climate change and keeping properties attractive to tenants. (Learn more about building electrification.)

Retro-Commissioning: 151 North Franklin Case Study

Think of retro-commissioning (RCx) as the built environment equivalent of fine-tuning a high-performance race car. The pit crew car chief and the building engineer are both focused on optimizing performance through controls programing and sequencing, improving energy efficiency, and taking the lead for others to follow. Not to be confused with retrofitting where outdated building equipment (or worn racing tires) are replaced, RCx targets improving the efficiency of systems and machinery already in place. And it may also extend the service life of your existing equipment. (Learn more about the sustainable retro-commissioning.)

Are High-Tech Buildings at Risk for Cyberattacks?

Intelligent building systems make facilities more efficient, reduce carbon emissions, and improve the safety and health of occupants. But ESD, now Stantec Studio Leader for Security Systems Coleman Wolf says these same systems may be making companies more vulnerable to cyber threats. (Read more about protecting assets from hackers.)

Zweibruck Article Focuses on Sustainability and Retro-Commissioning

In a recent feature published in the Mann Report, ESD, now Stantec Energy Engineer Matt Zweibruck says a review of existing building systems can uncover hidden opportunities for increased sustainability and energy efficiency. (Read more about RCx.)

Lehrer Offers Powerful Advice on Building Electrification

In a featured article in the latest issue of Chief Engineer magazine, ESD, now Stantec Practice Leader for High Performance Buildings Andrew Lehrer says incremental steps toward building electrification can help keep costs down for building owners and operators looking to reduce their facility’s carbon footprint. (Read more about building electrification.)

Article Maps Path to Greener Future Through Retro-Commissioning

A review of existing building systems can reveal untapped opportunities for energy savings and increased sustainability according to a recent article written by ESD Energy Engineer Matt Zweibruck. (Learn more about retro-commissioning.)