Comfort and energy in buildings have this cozy relationship. When building designs and systems keep people comfortable, they often also save energy and vice versa. In , we saw smart technologies for homes and offices layer in more ways to enhance this relationship, integrating temperature, humidity, health and comfort data with thermostats, fans, appliances, solar panels and the electric grid. Companies are forming strategic partnerships to merge the functionality of multiple products now that they are actually really learning to make the very best use of all the data we are able to collect. But as the folks at Comfy say, "Data is easy but insights are hard. Comfy, maker of the personal comfort app for occupants of commercial offices , is finding new ways to offer its data to customers.
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Remember Big Ass Fans? It's making a big push into the smart home -- and its new smart ceiling fan is a whole lot easier to afford. The cheekily named Big Ass Fans made a smart-home splash in when it unveiled a gorgeous Wi-Fi-enabled ceiling fan packed with intelligent sensor tech.
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In , the Big Ass Fan Company was born. Kind of. The fans kept large spaces that lacked air conditioning, such as factories and dairy barns, feeling cool and comfortable—and soon enough, plenty of other customers wanted in. Things moved fast after that and kept moving. In , we launched a new division—Haiku Home—to transform the home through cutting edge technology, iconic design and effortless conservation. Our first foray into crowdfunding is a huge success, and the handheld, powerful Big Ass Light Bar is enthusiastically backed and launched. Other exciting products: the all-seeing AirEye personal industrial fan and beautiful additions to Haiku's Artisan Collection. Products include automated fans and lights. We also open our first-ever showroom anywhere, in Houston. We expand our international reach into Canada by opening an office outside Toronto.