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The Facilities Blog

2018 LED Lighting Utility Incentive Programs – Get Moving!

Commercial organizations are moving full steam ahead with LED lighting and controls upgrades to take advantage of existing utility incentives in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and other states. Incentives can sometimes provide up to 30% cost savings!  See what programs are available in your state and get moving. Vermont New Hampshire Massachusetts Maine Does your...  Read More

Top Questions on Intelligent Building Design

The LEDG team recently presented at Pennovation with the Siemon Company and Cree on To Build a Better Future… We Need to Change the Way We Build. There were many questions from the audience we felt were worth sharing with our audience. Let us know if you have any others. Is there a tipping point on the...  Read More

How Do Intelligent Buildings Differ from Building Automation Systems?

The emergence of intelligent buildings and data-driven facilities management practices has begun to create some confusion for customers trying to understand how to make investments in their facilities and the systems that help operate them. Many of them are asking the question I already have a building automation system, why do I need an intelligent...  Read More

NVIDIA & Gaming Highlight the Importance of Edge Computing

Early in 2018, NVIDIA unveiled the Windows beta version of their GeForce Now game-streaming service, which lets users pay a monthly subscription fee for on-demand access to a library of video games in the cloud. More importantly, you don’t need an expensive, high-end PC to run the gaming client. NVIDIA’s minimum recommendations are to use...  Read More

Announcing New LEDG White Paper for Higher Education Leaders on IoT, Network Infrastructure

We have been doing some exciting work in the higher education industry helping colleges prepare for smart building technologies and getting their campus-wide network infrastructure in order. Our new white paper outlines areas to consider as higher education organizations continue their journey to connecting and integrating their facilities. According to a joint report1 by the...  Read More

Reduce the global electricity demand for lighting by 30-40%

A new report released in September by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) which provides insights on energy efficient lighting and the impact they can have on the reduction of global carbon emissions and energy use. The report – Accelerating the Global Adoption of Energy-Efficient Lighting –was developed in a holistic process with participation from over 20 international...  Read More

Puerto Rico Relief Efforts Remind Us that Network is the 4th Utility

Although news cycles are focused less and less on the ongoing Hurricane Irma and Maria relief efforts, the long process of rebuilding critical infrastructure is underway in Puerto Rico. The destruction from the Hurricanes left the island residents in need of the humanitarian aid you would expect: food, shelter, water, and first aid. However, providing...  Read More

The Real Promise of IoT for Building Design and Operations

We had the opportunity this month to sit down with Manny Linhares, Director of Strategy – IoT, at Legrand North America for our #LEDGTalks video podcast series. Manny shared his insights on the real promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its impact on building design and operations. Our discussion covered important considerations for...  Read More

Liquid Cooling May Be Your Next Major Data Center Upgrade

Recently LEDG Founder and Principal, Todd Boucher, was featured in an article Hewlett Packard’s enterprise.nxt that provides insights and resources to help IT pros shape the future of business. Andy Patrizio, the contributing writer, dug into all the aspects of liquid cooling and why all data center leaders will be using it in five years –...  Read More