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Building Automation Systems and the Internet of Things

internet of things and building automation

This episode of Monday Live!, a YouTube channel focused on intelligent buildings, featured a conversation about the Internet of Things (IoT) and its connection to Building Automation Systems (BAS). The discussion, covered a wide range of topics, including:

  • Connection profiles, cloud-native, and IBB were created to define these terms, which are essential for understanding how buildings are connected to the Internet.
  • Silos: Silos are a major challenge in buildings because they prevent different systems from sharing data. The conversation centred around how IoT and BAS can deal with these silos and whether they are the same or different.
  • Electrification: One of the most interesting points raised was that a building in Brooklyn, claimed to be the first of its kind, is built entirely electric. This electrification is a way to make buildings smarter and easier to control.
  • Data: Data from BAS is extremely valuable when resizing a building for electrification purposes.
  • AI: AI is becoming increasingly important in the building industry. However, integrating AI with existing systems can be challenging due to the use of different standards across different silos.
  • Complexity: The discussion concluded by noting the complexity of silos and the challenges they create when trying to achieve smart buildings.

The conversation on Monday Live! Provides valuable insights into the future of buildings and how they are becoming more intelligent and efficient. As IoT and BAS evolve, we can expect to see even more innovative solutions that make buildings more sustainable, comfortable, and productive.

In addition to the topics covered in the conversation, here are some other important points to consider:

  • The role of data analytics in building automation
  • The importance of cybersecurity in connected buildings
  • The need for collaboration between different stakeholders in the building industry
  • The impact of intelligent buildings on the environment

As the building industry continues adopting new technologies, staying informed about the latest trends and developments is important. By doing so, we can ensure that our buildings are designed, constructed, and operated to meet the needs of the 21st century.