Novacene blog

Expert opinions on technology, data and trends in property, IoT and climate change. Our path to carbon net zero starts here.

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Mould in social housing: The landlord's guide
Social housing providers face challenges managing damp and mould. We share the strategies, services and education that helps them address these critical issues.
December 13, 2023
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Old Vs New
Sustainability in Schools - Old Vs New
Sustainability: a term that has rapidly evolved from being a mere buzzword to a pressing global necessity. As the world grapples with the urgent need to curb carbon emissions, the spotlight is increasingly turning towards the built environment.
December 7, 2023
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Novacene - Old Meets New
The Building Management Conundrum
The rapid evolution of technology has irrevocably transformed the landscape of building management. As industry professionals grapple with numerous technical hurdles, the quest for energy efficiency, regulatory compliance, and enhanced occupant comfort has become a paramount concern.
November 28, 2023
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Why you need to take control of humidity
In the built environment, humidity issues can wreak havoc, harming buildings as well as their occupants. Here's why.
November 22, 2023
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Tackling the triple challenge facing communal heating networks
Boosting the performance of the UK’s heat networks is critical to tackling the three big challenges facing building operators: soaring fuel costs, decarbonisation, and compliance.
November 15, 2023
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How AI helps slash CO2 emissions and energy use in buildings
Combining AI with IoT solutions allows building owners and managers to sharpen building performance. Here’s why.
November 6, 2023
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3 minutes
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How context connects the data dots
Without context, data is just a dot. Transforming your data approach does more than add value: it drives building performance.
November 3, 2023
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Breathing easy: why CO2 monitoring in schools is crucial
CO2 monitoring is one of the most effective tools in ensuring health and wellbeing in schools. Here's why.
September 21, 2023
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Reviving the past: How proptech transforms aging buildings
With the latest tech, our heritage buildings can be more than habitable: they can be thriving hubs of the future.
September 15, 2023
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The guide to decarbonising public and commercial buildings
Accounting for up to 40% of global energy use and emissions, our built environment plays a key role in combatting climate change - here's why.
September 13, 2023
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New energy efficiency regulations: are they enough?
Our buildings significantly contribute to climate change and operators play a big role in mitigating its impact.
September 6, 2023
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It's getting hot in here: Earth's record-breaking heatwave
As UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns that "Climate breakdown has begun," urgent action is needed.
September 6, 2023
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Effective strategies for schools to save on electricity bills
Schools can significantly reduce their electricity bills by implementing a series of energy-saving measures.
September 1, 2023
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The hidden costs of school energy inefficiency
Cost-cutting measures at school often focus on salaries and supplies - overlooking a significant cost.
July 18, 2023
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Improving learning environments through BB101 compliance
Meet BB101: the UK guidelines developed to ensure indoor air quality in schools.
July 16, 2023
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How Lovelock's Novacene equips energy infrastructure with AI for future sustainability
In the quest for a sustainable future, the Novacene philosophy, proposed by the renowned environmentalist James Lovelock, offers a compelling perspective.
July 15, 2023
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Sustainability in Building Performance: Harnessing IoT for Energy Efficiency
Sustainable, building performance: how IoT drives energy efficiency
We explain the key role played by the Internet of Things (IoT) in achieving sustainability goals.
July 13, 2023
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4 Min
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 IoT Energy management Enhances Building Performance and Sustainability
How IoT energy management enhances building performance and sustainability
Experts suggest that leveraging cost-effective technologies can reduce building energy by more than 20% by 2030.
July 7, 2023
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How IoT Transforms Building Sustainability and Performance
How IoT transforms building sustainability and performance
As building operators look for ways to sharpen performance, Internet of Things (IoT) technology is gaining significant attention.
July 4, 2023
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The impact of IoT on building performance
The impact of IoT on building performance
June 30, 2023
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LoRaWAN and low-cost digital twins: PropTech evolution's next step
LoRaWAN and low-cost digital twins are game-changing technologies set to make our buildings smarter and more efficient. Here's why.
June 26, 2023
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Improving indoor air quality for a healthy and productive environment
The air we breathe influences more than our lungs. It impacts on our health, productivity and more.
June 25, 2023
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IoT and Simple Digital Twins: Revolutionising Building Management for the many.
How IoT and simple Digital Twins revolutionise building management
Most buildings lack 'smart' capabilities. But fear not. There's a game-changing solution on the horizon.
June 15, 2023
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Revolutionising the future of smart buildings with IoT and interoperability
Seeking to drive building performance, the world of buildings is undergoing massive transformation. Here's why (and how).
June 14, 2023
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How microgrids safeguard school sustainability goals  
Department for Education (DfE) sustainability goals are at risk. Here's how we fix it.
June 1, 2023
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5 min
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Novacene LoRaWAN
Revolutionise IoT connectivity with LoRaWAN technology
One solution stands out among the communication and networking protocols suitable for smart, sustainable solutions. Discover why.
May 15, 2023
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2 Min
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 Novacene and the Future of AI in CRE
Novacene and the future of AI in real estate
Innovative technologies, including artificial intelligence, are transforming commercial real estate. Here's how.
May 1, 2023
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4 min
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The significance of the Novacene in transforming unconnected buildings
James Lovelock's concept of the Novacene is profoundly important for anyone managing unconnected buildings. Here's why.
April 14, 2023
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Sustainability in PropTech: Revolutionising Building Performance
Sustainability in PropTech: revolutionising building performance
A look into the adoption and impact of sustainable PropTech solutions in the real estate sector.
April 3, 2023
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3 min
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