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Defining Smart Buildings - is a moving target
As you can see by this month's articles and interviews the rapid evolution and expectation of what is a smart building continues to unfold. This 2008 definition holds a good general definition of the element of and sets the base for what you might expect to find as part of a smart building.
"The use of
networked technology, embedded within architecture to monitor and
control elements of the architecture for exchange of information
between users, systems and buildings."
But each of our
articles since then explores new ways to add to a building's smartness
and of course the ability of what can be done has been greatly
amplified by the cloud. We now understand that with the power of the cloud
comes growing concern about security and this issue has some great
discussion about that as well.
In addition to buildings being smart they must also be part of several active connection communities to keep connected so they can get smarter.
I will be doing a Session at this year's AHRExpo 2013 in Dallas called "Why we need to be part of several Connection Communities. More to follow in our October issue.
Get comfortable with your digital device and give this issue a read and increase your understanding in defining what you think a smart building is and could be.
This issue is a great resource of articles, columns, reviews, new products,
interviews and of course the steady stream of news depicting our
rapid evolution and journey to "Defining Smart Buildings".
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