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Defining a Smart Building: Part Five

Numerous research companies and organizations are predicting significant growth in the smart building market.

New Building Control Systems

Defining a Smart Building: Part Four

This is the fourth in a series of five articles focusing on Smart Buildings, in this article we shall address electrical, metering and video surveillance systems.  

Building Occupant Satisfaction

Defining a Smart Building: Part Three

If it was easy to define a smart building in one sentence then every building owner would have a smart building. Unfortunately, that’s not possible. Buildings are multifaceted and have a variety of uses.

Smart Buildings Layers

Defining a Smart Building: Part Two

We set forth to define a smart building by addressing the second group of smart building attributes: system integration, AV and water. Let’s start with system integration, which is one of the most important and ...

Smart Building Attributes

Defining a Smart Building: Part One

Building owners, designers, contractors and facility managers are all trying to build or renovate buildings identified as “smart” buildings. In general we think of smart buildings as being innovative, using advanced technology and materials, contributing ...