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Foyer Art

Posted by on Jul 20, 2013 in Opinion | Comments Off on Foyer Art

Expensive foyer art is designed to set the tone of the building as well as provide a welcoming feel and communicate a message to visitors and staff of the building. It’s a bit like, “market positioning” for the building; it needs to be prominent and grandiose to have desired impact. Wouldn’t an entrance that displayed graphically and simply the real-time environmental performance of the building, deliver a strong and convincing message?  I guess this would only be true if the building was highly efficient?

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How Smart is Smart?

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Opinion | Comments Off on How Smart is Smart?

How Smart is Smart?

Once upon a time, buildings were assessed based on location and structure, these days it’s a bit more like an IQ test for buildings! How smart is your building? Can it heat and cool itself, can it breathe… What about those older buildings, or I guess these days, those dumb buildings? Clearly the technology is now substantially more advanced; but why are all those lights left on afterhours in those smart new buildings?  Sometimes I think things have become too smart; so smart in fact that the design intent of the building is a long way from...

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Eco-labelling Yes or No?

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Opinion | Comments Off on Eco-labelling Yes or No?

Eco-labelling Yes or No?

There is always a lot of discussion about the green credentials of companies; the motives, the reality, the actual outcomes etc!  Often companies promote eco-labels or standards and third party endorsements.   Although this certainly is a step in the right direction, they are often too confusing. Some are better than others, but what do they really tell the consumer? It is quite difficult for a consumer to know or understand; or to distinguish between authentic claims and those that are simply phoney; or evaluate between valid green claims to...

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LiveSense was present at FM Australia Conference 2013

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Events, News | Comments Off on LiveSense was present at FM Australia Conference 2013

LiveSense was present at FM Australia Conference 2013

Along with 170 other FM participants, the Livesense team attended the FM Australia conference held in celebration of World FM day, at Federation Square in Melbourne. I believe this was a record for a Melbourne event, and probably reflects the significant changes that technology is enabling within the industry. A number of key note speakers took to the stage, although coming from different perspectives, energy, water, technology and global management featured heavily. Additionally heavy emphasis was given to the importance and significance of...

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Facility Management Live

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in News | Comments Off on Facility Management Live

Facility Management Live

FMALive is remote monitoring and reporting system, designed specifically for the facility manager who is looking to improve customer service, improve efficiency and above all, provide piece of mind. Imagine it’s one of those horribly hot summer days, instead of waiting for those dreaded phone calls, how good would it be to identify potential problems before they occur, or at the very worst be aware of them before the customer.  Knowing about problems potentially allows positive and proactive action, well before any building symptoms or...

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LiveSense Team

Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in News | Comments Off on LiveSense Team

All of my working life, I have been fortunate enough to surround myself with people much more skilled or talented than I am. For example, at Muller Industries, we could never have developed and rolled out the successful “3C” technology without the great team we managed to assemble. The situation at Livesense is no exception, the team we have assembled absolutely brilliant! Check out this for a team! A neighbour of mine, who has a very successful history of biomedical engineering (and also had developed some “curve jumping” technology in...

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Welcome to LiveSense

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in News | Comments Off on Welcome to LiveSense

Welcome to LiveSense

Imagine, if you had a highly successful cold storage business, storing highly valuable perishable produce and you had a significant refrigerant leak, or furthermore , a sensor failure corrupted your entire facility control system . The unfortunate fact is, that this nightmare, actually happened to someone I know! Not only that, they spend more on service and maintenance than could be imagined, have a very sophisticated plant, adequately sized and with excessive amounts of redundancy. Like almost all facilities however, they only had one...

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