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Why Control Systems Are Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks

By Fred Gordy In addition to being easily found now with IoT/device search engines, common best practices that IT has used for years are not utilized in the OT (operating technology) world. Audits of systems in the United States and Canada — including...

IB New Construction Customer Interview

Following is a sneak preview from the RealcommEDGE Magazine cover article, "Technology Leaders in The Age of Acceleration," due to hit desks later this month. Steve Lefkowitz is the Head of Global Facilities Management for Time Warner. He oversees FM...

Steps To Protect Your BAS from Cyberattacks

By Fred Gordy  The biggest thing holding most facility managers back from securing their systems is fear of the unknown. How much will this cost? How hard will the change be? How inconvenient will it be? What else will it add to the daily to-do list?...

IB Cyber Security Featured in Edge Magazine

Written by Tom Shircliff and Rob Murchison, Co-Founders, Intelligent Buildings, LLC While more than 80% of all building automation systems are connected to the Internet, more than 3/4 of real estate organizations don’t have any type of building cyber...

IB Quoted in Building Operating Magazine

By Ronald Kovach, managing editor Building Automation The advent of building controls that are out on the Internet is a reminder that even the best of intentions can also produce potentially bad side effects. Facility managers have grown accustomed to...

Pacific Gas and Electric challenging communities to power down

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) knows that some of the best ways to impact greenhouse gas emissions is by reducing energy use and highlighting energy efficiency. That is why the utility launched Step Up and Power Down — an energy savings movement that will empower businesses to encourage smart energy choices by individuals — which is being joined by some big city mayor.

GSA paves way for IT-based buildings

By Drew Robb, Special to GCN In May, the General Services Administration issued an unusual statement, saying it was “working to integrate power controls into [information technology] operations.” By doing this, the agency expected big savings on energy...

Cybersecurity: Time Is Right To Talk To IT

At a good conference, you often get bonus sessions in the form of hallway conversations with speakers and attendees. That happened at this year’s Critical Facilities Summit. The topic was one that’s been much in the news recently: cyber security. Fred...

Roadmap of the Possible Challenge

by Tom Shircliff and Rob MurchisonOriginally published at AutomatedBuildings.com We are grateful that Ken has kicked off the discussion of “Roadmap of the Possible” and is inviting industry stakeholders to contribute to the dialogue. We all owe it to...

IB Selected as Future 50 Company by SmartCEO

Intelligent Buildings, LLC was selected as a 2016 Future 50 company by the SmartCEO organization. SmartCEO awards celebrate entrepreneurship and the achievements of businesses and The Future 50 Awards program is the largest and most anticipated SmartCEO...

Can Charlotte find the right energy mix?

Study committee formed From the Charlotte Business Journal :http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/print-edition/2013/12/20/can-charlotte-find- the-right-energymix.html John Downey Senior Staff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal Many experts forecast the...

IB Approach Featured in In-Buildings Magazine

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers Intelligent Buildings LLC is a smart real estate services company that takes a technology approach to building owners' new projects and existing portfolios. “We have never been just about energy, sustainability or innovation as...

2017 Best Places to Work honorees revealed

By Jen Wilson  –  Associate Editor/Print, Charlotte Business Journal The time has come once again for the Charlotte Business Journal's Best Places to Work program. That program recognizes companies that have benefits, policies and practices in place...

2015 Smart Building Wrap-Up

Author: Rob Murchison & Tom Shircliff, Intelligent Buildings, Inc. Originally published as Realcomm Advisory http://realcomm.com/advisory/720/1/2015-smart-building-wrap-up In 2015 the smart buildings solution space paradoxically generated more...

GSA Connects to Improve

by Hannah Moss (read original article on govloop) I generally think of the General Services Administration as the agency that runs government. I know, I know. There’s a lot that goes into governing, but just consider the agency’s mission statement: The...

Intelligent Buildings, LLC Co-Founders Win Industry Award

Controls Trends Award presented at AHR Conference CHICAGO, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Intelligent Buildings, LLC, a smart real estate advisory services company was honored when its co-founders, Tom Shircliff and Rob Murchison received the prestigious...

The Changing Face of Infrastructure Monitoring

By Drew Robb ServerWatch Donald Trump is rumored to be heavily involved in it. Cisco Systems is all over it via its Cisco Connected Real Estate (CCRE) initiative. Numerous power, cooling and building-automation systems (BAS) vendors are jumping on the...

Intelligent Buildings Role in GSA National Project Announced

SOURCE: Environmental Systems, Inc. Leading Environmental Building Technology Companies to Participate in GSA Smart Building Contract Awarded to IBM Environmental Systems, Inc, SkyFoundry, Tridium and Intelligent Buildings, LLC providing technology and...

Plugged into Campus Research

Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce is going the extra mile to help area businesses and citizens benefit from the mammoth N.C. Research Campus going up downtown. A week from today, the chamber will host an information session for small businesses on...