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Three Reasons why you should consider Clean Energy

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Clean energy has grown exponentially in the last decade and a half, maybe it’s time to consider new ways to power your buildings.

 

In recent years, clean energy/renewable energy has made large strides in market growth, consumption, and implementation in how people power their buildings. If you’re a property manager, here are three reasons why you should think about using clean energy in the future. It’s not a decision that has to be made today, but it is one that should be considered.

 

Here are some simple, but worthwhile reasons, why it’s time to start thinking about renewable energy:

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These 3 Companies Leverage Tech in the Right Ways

Tech Companies that Leverage Modern Technology

We live in a tech world, and there is a difference between having technology, and properly leveraging it in the most effective ways.

 

We’re inspired by lofty goals and ambitious undertakings. After all, when people take on problems bigger than themselves, they propel all of us—as a species—forward. For these reasons, we’ve been contemplating the organizations which are making the biggest impact on today’s world, and which we’d bet on for tomorrow’s.

 

Our top three are as follows: Read more

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Boston 2016: A Great Bet for Building a Business

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Boston has always been noted as a wonderful place for innovative businesses, now see why that will be the case in 2016.

 

(CAUTION: OPEN LOVE LETTER TO OUR CITY AHEAD)

 

When we founded CrowdComfort, we knew the city we chose would become an integral portion of our identity, as well as a hotbed of influence for the organizations we’d work with during early expansion. To this effect, Boston became an inevitable choice for a few reasons: Read more

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Startup Talk: The Top Six Reasons Why Several Fail

 Reasons why a Startup will fail

Currently, we live in an American entrepreneurial age, where innovation and big ideas can produce big rewards. However, a startup has a 10% at surviving; here’s why —

 

Startup culture is incredibly tantalizing to entrepreneurial, adventurous, explorative, daring, creative, and innovative minded-people in America and beyond. The idea of building a concept, selling that concept, and of this from the ground-up is as close to the American dream as many will be nowadays. While several startups have had tremendous success and profitability, only 1 in 10 will succeed. A startup’s success is determined by several, very different factors that are the difference between a startup’s success and failure. 

 

Here are the top six reasons why startups fail:  Read more

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Your 2016 Tech Convention Calendar (1/2)

Tech Convention Calendar: Attend in 2016

We’ve often discussed the merits of staying on top of new technology, facility management trends, and innovation within the field. And, of course, there’s no better way to condense those goals into big gulps than via annual convention.

 

Here’s your comprehensive list for the first half of 2016: Read more

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Broadcasting Solutions vs. Building Solutions

Find Solutions, not Problems

The Instant Enterprise Economy offers people a way to instantly broadcast their opinions, but what about a way to instantly build solutions?

 

Applications, digital tools, social media, social networking, and similar platforms have created a way for people to instantly connect, and instantly complain. For example: Yelp, the controversial app Peeple, have the ability to positively and negatively approve their experiences. However there isn’t a surefire way to instantaneous solve, or delegate solutions with these tools. So let’s understand, and learn how to build solutions, instead of simply broadcasting distaste.  

 

Enter, The Human Sensor Network:  Read more

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Wearable Tech in 2016: Big Applications

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Wearable tech saw huge advances in 2015, so it’s only appropriate that in 2016 we’ll see a huge trend in this technology.

To date, wearable smart-devices have primarily seen application on the consumer side of the spectrum (and with a heavy focus on fitness tracking applications). But, some are noting that this tech segment has potentially huge implications within the enterprise arena, too. Read more

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Human Sensor Networks need a Human Sensor Platform

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Happy New Year, and welcome to 2016: The Year of the Human Sensor Network. 

 

The Human Sensor Network is a concept that we at CrowdComfort are passionate to explore. Imagine a world where buildings, and other spaces we occupy, become immediate conduits to capture the most powerful data on Earth: Human Sensory Experiences.

 

By building a network of “human sensors,” we can capture these experiences. With this data, people can directly influence occupant experience, and continue to make buildings better. We have discussed the ways to improve a human sensor, and how to improve the overall Human Sensor Network, but we need a medium to facilitate it; a processed way to input the experiences people have. 

 

So in order to build a viable Human Sensor Network, let’s highlight the features that the necessary platform would need in order to fully capture sensory experiences:  Read more

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CrowdComfort on 2016: New Year, Same Passion

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CrowdComfort is tremendously grateful for the support, enthusiasm, and results we’ve generated in 2015. It’s been a blockbuster year for us—in terms of getting to work with some of our country’s most influential companies—and we can’t wait to carry this success into 2016.

 

To this effect, we thought we’d share a brief, heartfelt explanation for why we think facility management is such an exciting space, and why we’re so proud of CrowdComfort to be a part of it: Read more

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The Year in Review: 2015’s Most Exciting Industries

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As 2015 draws to a close, we’d like to take a moment and contemplate major movers in the year behind us:

 

Social Media — 

Social media is an interesting case, as its dominance this year isn’t seen by any particular “leap” or “bound” (though we could cite Facebook’s staggering 1.55 billion monthly active users). Instead, it’s the subtle ways in which seemingly everything we do has become social that warrants the industry’s inclusion on this list. Gone are the days when Facebook accounts were seen as a toy of the student, or as another fad to be weathered. Read more