Smart Buildings

The Future of Smart Buildings is Ultimately All About the People Inside

From access to lighting, to heating or cooling, to parking and asset management the Internet of Things (IoT) is infiltrating our buildings, trying to make them smarter. But who should buildings really be designed? We still don’t know if these invasive, all-powerful systems will be accepted by building occupants themselves. “No matter what the benefits and challenges are, the future of smart buildings is ultimately all about the people inside,” states David Karpook, vice chairman of the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE), in an article on Facility Executive. This is the view shared by much of the industry, or at least the view projected by much of the industry. “A smart building responds to the tenant’s needs in the context of her environment,” explained Sunita Shenoy, Director of Products at Intel. “The building adjusts the air conditioning, heating and lighting, and is connected to community areas and external spaces like parking garages to […]

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