The world of technology is constantly shifting. The teams at Environments and LE are here to help. Hosted by Phil Ruane, Elevated Environments discusses the intersection of technology and architecture. We will dive into the latest trends, interview experts, and break down the technology behind innovative building systems. Elevated Environments helps leaders in real estate, architecture, facility management, IT and more, harness technology to design productive environments for today and beyond. Join us, and learn how you can elevate your environment today.
Viral Load Sensing: Breakthrough Technology for a Healthier Future
Join us this week as we discuss the exiting new technology of viral load sensing! Host Phil Ruane talks to Kevin Walsh from Opteev, a Baltimore-based company focused on IoT technologies for air quality, about how viral load sensing works and how it can and will improve so many corners of our lives. Can viral load sensors detect COVID cases? What would that kind of information and knowledge do for our workplaces and communities? Come explore Opteev’s ViraWarn technology.
The ViraWarn viral load sensing technology detects and recognizes harmful viruses present in a person’s body, sharing an automatic alert that this person may be sick. From the workplace, to large gatherings or small neighborhood shops, there are so many places where viral load sensing technology can help to ensure that you and the people around you are safe by reducing the risk of a virus’ further spread. How can you imagine using viral load sensing in your spaces and communities?
Phil and Kevin discuss common virus traits, how a ViraWarn alert works, and future use cases and product features to help us see the power and potential of this exciting breakthrough tech. Come along and learn!
Controlled Environment Agriculture: Combining science and IoT integration for the perfect harvest
Join host Phil Ruane and special guest Gretchen Schimelpfenig of the Resource Innovation Institute in an exploration of Controlled Environment Agriculture, otherwise known as CEA. Relying heavily on lighting technologies, air quality controls and more, CEA is an indoor agricultural method that provides the ability to precisely control a crop’s yield and production time, thus offering immense flexibility and benefit.
As states like Virginia begin to introduce new legislation around the growth, possession, sale and consumption of marijuana, we are in a great position for considering the mechanisms and applications of systems like CEA. Controlled Environment Agriculture is just one viable way to grow marijuana, among other goods. As Controlled Environment Agriculture involves carefully controlled systems from air quality to lighting, our Environments team was eager to explore and learn about the process with Gretchen. Our conversation takes us from best practices and business savings to environmental implications.
Come along- let’s see what Controlled Environment Agriculture is, how it works with IoT technologies, and what it can do for farming businesses and their crops.
The Wonderful World of Sensors: Exploring how we can use and learn from the sensors around us
Join host Phil Ruane and special guest Todd Laudeman of ENSCO. Inc. as we explore the wonderful world of sensors. Phil and Todd share knowledge and compare various technologies and sensor use cases, diving into the ways that sensors can work in various environments and sectors… from detecting crime and human trafficking, to cleaning the air in an office space!
Pairing smart sensors and software is a powerful way to learn about, live in, and work from your spaces. Listen in as Todd and Phil discuss how sensors can help you reach any goal! We’ll talk about important considerations, offer solutions to potential hurdles or concerns, learn about harnessing your sensor-collected data, and more.
From sophisticated sensor networks and systems that serve our government, to solutions that can help you stay safe and healthy in your own office, come along as we explore the many ways that sensors can protect, inform, and advance our lives.
GUV Air Purification: Clean Air in the Pandemic and Beyond
Join host Phil Ruane and special guest Jim Colantoni, Chief Strategy Officer at Puro, as they revisit and revitalize the subject of Germicidal Ultraviolet light (GUV) air purification systems. Together, Phil and Jim explore countless use cases, benefits, and ways that this technology can help move us forward into a post-COVID world.
Do you recall how it felt to first learn about the nation’s plan for a quarantine? Have you noticed continued change in places like the office, schools or hospitals since then? Listen in as Phil and Jim discuss not only how GUV technologies helped get us to where we are now in the fight against COVID-19, but also how they can help us move on and stay healthy!
Later in the episode, check out how Puro’s latest technologies, including the new PUROBOT UV robot, help to create clean and healthy spaces through clever and capable advancements.
How can your everyday spaces be kept clean in a world post-COVID? Let’s talk!
LEDs and the Future of Intelligent Buildings
Join host Phillip Ruane and Environments’ Director of Technology, Rob Groff as they reflect on the contributions of the late George Mueller and look to the future of LED lighting and powerful smart buildings. George Mueller was a pioneer of LED lighting technology and a co-founder of Color Kinetics, a leading producer of dynamic architectural lighting systems. Mueller passed away last month in March of 2021.
Rob Groff, having worked for Color Kinetics before the company went public, takes time to recall his experiences working alongside George Mueller and details some of the many ways that Color Kinetics helped to create and foster current LED lighting technology.
In celebrating George Mueller’s contributions, Phil and Rob also consider the trajectory of IoT technologies and the importance of using sensors to collect data.
Why are IoT technologies so desirable? How can data change the way we live? Listen in to find out!
LiFi: Improving Connectivity in our Digital World
In the era of IoT, wireless demands are higher than ever. The more devices you have, the more crowded your network becomes, and in turn, slows streaming speeds to a snail’s pace.
There’s a new technology sweeping the data world, called LiFi. If you haven’t heard, LiFi, or Light Fidelity, transmits wireless data via light waves. Yes, really - light.
LiFi isn’t just a far-off dream, it’s a reality, and it’s improving wireless security and connectivity in commercial spaces around the world.
For Signify, the world leader in lighting, developing a LiFi solution was a no-brainer. Join us as we sit down with Signify’s Trulifi Hospitality and Office Leader, Ed Huibers, and Trulifi Marketing and Communications Manager, Floris Maassen, as we discuss where LiFi is today and how it will completely transform the digital world of tomorrow.
Great first episode!
Looking forward to learning more and sharing with the architects and engineers I collaborate with.