Working with companies that have numerous facilities throughout the United States, we often get asked the question, “How can I get better, high-level visibility into all of our energy usage throughout our entire corporate footprint?” The answer is something we call “Centralized Facility Management.” Blue Pillar has become one of the leaders of Centralized Facility Management because we start with a template-driven approach that unlocks the power of local connectivity across multiple sites through our Aurora® Energy Network of Things™ platform. The platform has been used to connect and collect information from all of the energy assets at local facilities and bring them to a central, single corporate interface for real-time monitoring and control of Energy Things in every building connected. To get started, check out these simple assessment questions to see if a Centralized Facilities Management approach is right for your organization.
We are proud to announce Houston Methodist is in the running for the 2016 Facility Maintenance Decisions Achievement Award. Cast your vote today!
Houston Methodist is one of the largest hospital systems in the world. They employ leading specialists in a variety of medical fields and are considered one of the most successful teaching hospitals in the U.S. Additionally, Houston Methodist contains some of the newest technology for life-science research.
From October 2015 to March 2016, Dell and Intel created a contest challenging IoT companies to “Connect What Matters” using the Dell Edge Gateway. Today, on the one year anniversary of their IoT division and Edge Gateway Series, Dell announced the winners of the contest that encouraged businesses large and small to submit game-changing IoT ideas. Blue Pillar emerged to place Silver in the overall competition from a field of over 1,000 other companies competing for $600,000 in prizes.
In this final in a five-part series exploring the disruptive trends impacting facility and energy management, we look to 2016 and beyond. We will explore how the elements of the first four posts come together to create an open collaboration between facilities, energy service providers and solutions providers, in order to achieve resiliency, efficiency and self-sufficiency.
In this fourth installment of our a five-part series exploring the disruptive trends impacting facility and energy management in 2016, we will take you beyond what companies can do with their connected assets, and explore what connected assets can do for them.
In the first and second posts in this series, we reviewed how disruptive technologies are making it possible for facility and energy managers to connect to, and collect and control data from, energy assets. In this third installment of the five-part series, we take a step back and examine another disruptive trend that allows facility and energy managers to take a new level of energy control to their organization.
In the first of this five-part series, we explored how a facility’s ability to connect to energy assets has evolved. In this second post of the series exploring disruptive trends in 2016, we now take a deeper look at unleashing the power of energy management data through a cutting-edge connectivity platform that is open to all energy assets at the connectivity layer and third-party energy management software through an open Application Programming Interface (API).
Disruption often conjures images of something going wrong, but by its very definition, to disrupt is to interrupt the normal activity of something. Much of our approach to modern life has been achieved through disruptive changes in how we do everything, from talking on the phone to shopping and even to ordering a taxi cab. Companies like Apple, Amazon, and Uber often come to mind as disruptors that have dramatically changed our daily lives, but disruptive approaches in business operations are also yielding significant benefits.