What Goes Up, Might Come Down

What Goes Up, Might Come Down

If you’ve had an ear to the news or economists recently, you’ve heard we’re heading towards a downturn. While there are many ways to prepare for such a change, one often overlooked way is building operational expenses. OpEx is seen as sunk costs and unchangeable but, fortunately, that’s not true.

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Human Intelligence Still Beats Artificial Intelligence Any Day

Human Intelligence Still Beats Artificial Intelligence Any Day

If you have gone to a real estate conference, read any commercial real estate articles or even opened an internet browser in the last year you have likely heard of Artificial Intelligence (which can be henceforth called AI without further explanation at this point I think). Experts in both the technology and property industries have created a steady amount of buzz content around how AI can and is changing how buildings are managed. There is talk of industry disruption and of failed businesses for those that didn’t invest in AI.

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Is Your Building a Snowflake

Is Your Building a Snowflake

One of the universal truths of the property industry is that every building is unique. They like snowflakes take their own shape, occupy their own space, and react to the world in their own way.

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Use Data to Turn a Wrench

Use Data to Turn a Wrench

There is a joke about a mechanic that charged his customer ten thousand dollars to fix their car. On the invoice, the charges broke down to one penny for a screw and $9,999.99 for the labor to replace it. The customer, of course, questions the mechanic, “why does the labor cost so much, you only replaced one screw?!” The mechanic gives the same explanation that software engineers often have to: “I had to know which one to replace.”

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The Comfort Factor

The Comfort Factor

The third of the three KPIs that are our gold standard is the comfort of your occupants. We’ve saved this until last to discuss, but in fact, it should be top of your list as you work to create a high-performance building.

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