It’s been a whirlwind of activity for our team over the last few weeks, while we prepared for and had an amazing first time at Expo Real 2019 in Munich. Now that we’re catching up on our reading, we’re happy to share some of the more interesting finds with you.

  1. Bee-ing innovative: we4bee combines nature and technology to create AI-powered beehives – After considering the wider significance of the environment to our survival though contemporary trendsetters such as Greta Thunberg, biomedical scientist Dr. Claudia Leikam embarked on a quest to uncover the mysteries surrounding bee behavior using new technologies.
  2. How Cool Roofs Promote Energy Savings, Cooler Cities – The bottom line on cool roofs is that by reflecting heat, and emitting absorbed heat, they keep building cooling costs lower, and city ambient temperatures lower.
  3. 10 Keys to Monitoring-Based Commissioning Success – To cut out energy waste and keep a building optimized, follow these 10 best practices to continuously monitor and commission your building.
  4. 4 Ways to Improve IAQ and Your Property’s Bottom Line – The olfactory experience when you first walk into a space can have an enormous impact on how you feel about that space. More importantly, the overall indoor air quality of a space is one of the most important variables for occupant wellness.
  5. Keep Facility Grounds Safe And Sound – Here are 10 tips for landscape maintenance from lighting and hardscapes to rain, trees, and snow.
  6. The Cycle Of A Circular Economy – “A circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems,” according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, an organization launched in 2010 to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
  7. The 7 Biggest Technology Trends In 2020 Everyone Must Get Ready For Now – We are amidst the 4th Industrial Revolution, and technology is evolving faster than ever. Companies and individuals that don’t keep up with some of the major tech trends run the risk of being left behind. Understanding the key trends will allow people and businesses to prepare and grasp the opportunities.
  8. 10 Cybersecurity Myths That Criminals Love – Belief in myths can be harmless. But when that belief leaves you with a stolen credit card or a compromised corporate network, the consequences are all too real. Here are some common myths that plague cyberspace, and solutions to deal with them.

In BuildingMinds news, we also invite you to check out these great interviews and an article with our COO, Jens Müller:

  1. (In German) Christoph Keese’s podcast interview with Jens, discussing Schindler’s investment in BuildingMinds and the things we want to accomplish with our fast-growing team
  2. (In German) Jens and Thomas Gawlitta with Digital Meets Real Estate discuss digitalization of the real estate industry and Jens’ vision on the digital hub for building management.
  3. Real Estate & Digitalization – Quo Vadis? – What the future looks like does not depend solely on the macroeconomic framework, but rather on the industry itself and how actively it is promoting its own digitalisation.