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Understanding the difference between predictive vs preventive maintenance

Which maintenance style is the best fit for your organization?.

The Cost Of Doing Nothing For The Built Environment

Determining the cost of change management and value creation in digital transformation of the built environment .

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What is the difference between Black box solutions and Switch?

Striking a balance between data interpretability and accuracy of black box models and the Switch solution.

The Value of Green Financing for the Built World

With companies and governments making ambitious pledges at COP26, there has undoubtedly been a recent uptick around the climate risk narrative and drive towards sustainability as part of the ESG discourse.

Leveraging RESET® for Healthy and Sustainable Buildings

In our introductory session of this three-part webinar series, Switch Automation Chief Operating Officer Derek Harnett and RESET® President Stanton Wong engage in a panel discussion on using the RESET data standard for measuring indoor air quality.

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Building management cost: How to maximize your smart building budget

Smart building programs drive revenue and often pay for themselves in energy savings and lowered utility bills.


Managing real estate in times of crisis: Communicating with your stakeholders

In part 4 of this blog series discussing smart building tech’s role in times of crisis, we explained how to adapt your building operations for sites that remain occupied even during an emergency.

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Managing real estate in times of crisis: Adjusting occupied buildings remotely

For buildings that are still occupied during a lockdown, here are some recommendations from the Switch engineers and other industry experts to consider.

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Managing real estate in times of crisis: Remote building management for unoccupied sites

We rounded up 10 practical and agile steps to adapt your building operations for sites that have reduced or no occupancy.

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Managing real estate in times of crisis: 3 reasons smart building technology is essential

Harnessing remote analysis, reporting and control, here are the top 3 reasons that smart building tech is absolutely crucial when disaster strikes.

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Switch named Solar Impulse Efficient Solution & industry “Leader” in Verdantix report

It's been an exciting month for Switch Automation with two prominent industry recognitions from independent research analyst Verdantix and the Solar Impulse Foundation.

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The Top 5 PropTech Trends from 2010-2020

Take a look back on some of the key PropTech breakthroughs of the past decade, from the proliferation of IoT tech, to smart cities becoming a reality, to co-working changing the workplace forever.

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MIPIM PropTech 2019: 5 quotes to inspire your digital future

Here are Switch's most inspiring takeaways from MIPIM PropTech NYC 2019.

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MIPIM PropTech NYC 2019 sessions: 5 talks you won’t want to miss

Check out these 5 can't-miss sessions at MIPIM PropTech 2019.

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The Switch Platform: 3 ways to ingest data

The Switch Platform integrates with commercial building portfolios via the Switch IoT Gateway, data mapping and APIs.

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Three things CRE leaders must do to usher in the digital future of real estate

Switch CEO Deb Noller paints a picture of the real estate industry’s technological transformation and how companies must adapt to stay competitive.

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Understanding the personal and financial benefits of green certification

This final part of our green building certification series investigates the financial, organizational and occupant-related benefits of investing in green certification.

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IBcon 2019: The future of FM is digital

Last week Switch sent our largest ever event team to IBcon 2019, real estate’s most comprehensive conference focused on smart buildings.

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Using smart building platforms to facilitate green certification

The right smart building platform supports green building certification, whether you’re embarking on retro-commissioning, continuous commissioning or certification interfacing.

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IBcon 2019: 7 talks you can’t afford to miss

Heading to Nashville for the biggest real estate conference of the year? Be sure to attend these 7 key IBcon 2019 sessions to make the most of your trip.

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IBcon 2019 Pre-conference: 9 must-attend events

Make the most of your time in Nashville by attending one of the IBcon 2019 pre-conference events.

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Achieving greater portfolio value with green certification

These days, a number of green certifications and programs exist, each with its own focus area and sustainability goals.

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Deploying a smart building program to ensure cybersecurity

In this third and final installment of the series we discuss how a well-executed smart building program can ensure airtight CRE cybersecurity throughout your portfolio.


How to identify security vulnerabilities in your network

Completing a site audit will create a foundation for your cybersecurity strategy and further investment into a scalable smart building program.

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GRESB data quality: Progress through platforms

The GRESB Data Quality Assessment is paving the path to digital facilities management for the CRE industry.

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International Women’s Day 2019: Celebrating by hiring!

An open letter to technology professionals on International Women's Day 2019 from Switch Automation CEO Deb Noller including open jobs at Switch!.

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CRE cybersecurity series: The main risk with connected buildings

Is IoT technology to blame for the recent onslaught of CRE cybersecurity breaches, or are these vulnerabilities often pre-existing and undetected?.

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How to make building data work for you

Effective data collection and storage empowers commercial real estate teams to get actionable insights into building performance and improve their bottom line.


Top 5 #CRE Megatrends for 2019

Discover how this year will bring several ‘coming of age’ moments for the industry with Switch CEO’s 2019 CRE megatrends predictions.


Predictive facilities management: CRE’s future?

What is predictive facilities management and is it the way of the future for commercial real estate? Switch CEO, Deb Noller weighs in.

5 ways to leverage IoT to make your buildings better

Our team shares five core practices derived from IBCON's Connectivity of Things panel to drive optimal portfolio performance.

IBCon 2018 Highlights: 20 years of progress, now what?

The Switch team returned from IBCon 2018, a cornerstone gathering of the commercial and corporate real estate, facilities and technology industries, with fresh insights and fond memories.

Switch @ Panasonic CityNOW, A Denver Smart City Project

Switch was recently invited to attend Panasonic CityNOW, a visionary smart city project from the Japanese electronics corporation in partnership with the City of Denver.

IBCon 2018 Insiders’ Guide: 8 ways to accelerate your smart building journey

From exclusive happy hours to pre-conference workshops, check out 8 tips to maximize the IBCon 2018 experience.

Broken buildings and the path to success

In our third and final post of this series, we show you how to navigate broken buildings and the path to success.

Broken buildings and the hierarchy of needs

In this second installation of our three-part series, we examine broken buildings and the hierarchy of needs that operators face when managing them.

Broken buildings and the power of people

Here we examine broken buildings and the power of people who manage them.

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