ENERGY MANAGEMENT // Blue Pillar's new e-book "The Next Big Thing in IT: Energy IoT" is the latest addition to its Energy Network of Things Series. It is a helpful guide facility professionals can use to involve IT departments in new corporate energy or facility management projects. The e-book gives advice on how the Internet of Things (IoT) can help hospitals as they look to gain greater control over various energy systems like lighting, heating and cooling. It also lays out three trends that are bringing the IT and energy management fields closer together: sustainability, digital transformation and using IT as a strategic force. 

FURNITURE // Allseating has rolled out a new seating configurator called SpecAll that allows users to customize and price seating instantly online. The interface users photography and lets users choose colors, styles and fabrics for every applicable seating component before viewing it in real time. Users simply search through the product list to select a chair and then can customize individual components, such as arm style and frame finish. Fabrics also can be uploaded from other websites and applied to products within Allseating.