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    Ecotrak gets $30M to accelerate facilities management software development

    The funding will enhance its platform for multi-site businesses, driving operational efficiency and returns on investment for its customers, the company says. 

    By April 17, 2024
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    Johnson Controls aims to combat cyber, operational risks through security service, partnerships

    Its Security Operations Centers service provides staffing support and quality assurance for a predictable “as-a-service fee,” the company says.

    By April 16, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Facilities Dive

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    By Facilities Dive staff
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    Envoy rolls out 5 tools to bolster workplace safety as more employees return to office

    With varying in-office attendance rates, office space utilization has become more complex and “securing our spaces has gotten trickier,” Envoy’s CEO says.

    By S.L. Fuller • April 12, 2024
  • Pictured here is IPConfigure's Video Security tool for buildings, available via secure software installed on either a laptop or mobile device. The example shown is a MacBook display of the platform.
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    Schneider Electric adds video management capabilities to its buildings platform

    The integration will give facility managers access to large amounts of data, improving security and ease of decision-making, a Schneider exec says.

    By April 10, 2024
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    Bitcoin miner unveils high-efficiency chip cooling system for data centers

    The dual-phase liquid cooling technology can cut cooling costs and space requirements by up to 60% and 75%, respectively, Marathon Digital Holdings says. 

    By Brian Martucci • April 10, 2024
  • Northeast's Largest Public Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Station Opens At JFK Airport.
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    How cities are building out public EV charging infrastructure

    As more electric vehicles hit the road, municipalities and property owners are working with contractors to deploy public charging infrastructure.

    By Updated April 15, 2024
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    New software model can predict tenant demand 6-9 months before leasing activity, VTS says

    The model aims to help commercial landlords and agents identify prospective tenants three to four months before scheduling physical tours, the company says. 

    By S.L. Fuller • April 9, 2024
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    Allegion US adds Google Wallet to mobile credential capabilities

    Security access controls will be available to customers using Schlage locks, wall readers and reader controllers, the multinational security firm says.

    By April 8, 2024
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    Rooftop heat pump technologies can save US businesses $5B annually: DOE

    A new commercial heat pump accelerator program aims to halve greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs compared with natural gas-fueled heat pumps, the U.S. Department of Energy says.  

    By April 8, 2024
  • Groundwater-based geothermal heat pumps offer efficient, year-round climate control

    The technology, which is cost-effective across 75% of the U.S. landmass and ideal for space-constrained users, could eventually displace utility gas service, proponents say.

    By Brian Martucci • April 4, 2024
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    BrainBox AI unveils generative AI building management assistant

    Powered by Amazon Bedrock, the technology pulls data from a wide range of sources, providing operators with sustainability and operational efficiency insights, the company says.

    By March 28, 2024
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    VTS, CBRE emphasize importance of workplace technology, data in leasing

    Personalizing technology and workplace applications can help operators improve communication and collect tenant data to drive efficient operations and leasing strategies, the firms say.

    By March 27, 2024
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    Texas Advanced Computing Center debuts high-efficiency chip cooling solution

    The modular cooling system can initially be rolled out on a limited number of server racks and scaled over time to accommodate increases in energy demand and rack density.

    By Brian Martucci • March 25, 2024
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    Schneider Electric, NVIDIA partner to map AI data center playbook

    The collaboration will provide reference designs for upgrading existing data centers to meet AI demands, Schneider Electric says.

    By March 21, 2024
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    AI growth pushes data center cooling upgrades, greater density, other innovations

    As the sector’s footprint and power use grow and states consider energy efficiency requirements, smaller enterprises are looking for colocation space and renewable energy.

    By March 15, 2024
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    Boosting HVAC efficiency with new technologies, additives

    Nanofluids offer quick, low-cost ways to improve performance without system upgrades or replacements, manufacturers say, with even newer innovations on the horizon.

    By March 14, 2024
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    Qmerit launches EV charging warranty support, maintenance services

    The services can help charge point operators address reliability concerns, maximize their investment and meet uptime requirements of federal funding, the company says.

    By March 13, 2024
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    How digitalization can help manufacturers reach sustainability goals

    In the wake of the SEC’s new climate disclosure rule, companies can use data tools and cloud-based solutions to better track emissions, experts say.

    By Michelle No • March 13, 2024
  • A rendering of Montana Technologies' AirJoule dehumidification system.
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    GE Vernova, Montana Technologies form dehumidification joint venture

    Montana’s AirJoule technology, when paired with GE Vernova’s sorbent materials and coating process, could significantly lower HVAC energy consumption for many applications, the companies say. 

    By March 12, 2024
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    FreeWire touts energy backup, grid support with Boost Power Pro

    Facilities managers can connect up to four Boost Power Pro units to increase site backup power or charge multiple EVs during grid outages, FreeWire says.

    By Brian Martucci • March 8, 2024
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    CREF, Aeroseal will address HVAC efficiency, air quality at healthcare and other facilities

    CREF says it will apply the startup's technology across healthcare facilities, educational institutions and commercial buildings in its portfolio.

    By March 4, 2024
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    Tenable’s exposure management platform aims to help operators strengthen cybersecurity defense

    As IT systems, operational technologies and IoT tools merge with physical assets like HVAC systems and badge readers, cyber criminals are exploiting a wider attack surface, the company says.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    Data center demand pushes organizations to secondary markets: JLL

    AI-driven demand, high power costs and limited supply spurred data center growth in secondary and tertiary markets during the second half of 2023, according to the firm’s report.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
  • A mockup of the AtmosZero Boiler 2.0 heat pump.
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    AtmosZero raises $21M for electric industrial boilers

    The drop-in replacement boilers can help electrify industrial systems and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the company says.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Modine’s new infrared heaters promise energy efficiency, cost savings

    The MEQ and MES series can last for over 5,000 hours and transfer heat directly to people or objects at a cost of $0.24 to $0.77 per hour, a company executive says.

    By Feb. 15, 2024