Category: Intelligent Buildings

Hampton Whatley joins Newcomb & Boyd as an Intelligent Building Consultant. Hampton earned his Master of Science in Public Administration, Master of Science in Project Management, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from DeVry University.

With significant experience as a Global Technology Program Manager for a Fortune 100 company, Hampton is proficient in strategic planning and leadership. He possesses extensive knowledge in collaboration, experiential, network and digital communication technology, as well as with smart building and building automation system technology. Adept in finding cost-effective solutions that meet client requirements on schedule, Hampton has a proven ability to manage global multi-million dollar technology projects. more

Paul Maximuk joins Newcomb & Boyd as an Intelligent Building Consultant. He earned his Associate of Applied Science in HVAC from Triton College in 1984.  more

When people ask how ‘green’ a building is, we can talk about a LEED rating. Perhaps you’ve reached NetZero or a Living Building.

When someone questions how ready a building is for technology, we refer to the Wired Score.

When we talk about health and productivity, we consult standards of WELLfitwel, Reset, and other frameworks. 

What about when you read about the “Smartest Building” coming to your market? How would someone measure, define, or quantify that?  more

A building becomes intelligent when its HVAC, lighting, power, low voltage, and other systems speak the same language, share meaningful information, and work together to enhance the building’s performance, add functionality and achieve performance, wellness, and engagement goals. This gives building owners the ability to install apps, such as Comfy, which provides the occupant control over zone lighting and temperature from their phones. Apps like Rifiniti also generate statistics about the usage of the rooms in a building. more

In simplest terms, Net Zero Energy (NZE) buildings produce as much energy as they consume. However, it isn’t enough to design and build a net zero energy building. Long term success is based on the interdependence and collaboration between design, construction, operations and occupant behavior.  more

Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) were invented in the second half of the past century and since then their use has been growing rapidly. The automobile industry was an early adopter, using MEMS sensors for automobile navigation, tire pressure control, and airbag deployment. As we start transitioning from today’s buildings and systems to future smart buildings, design engineers will have a wide variety of MEMS applications to choose from. more