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The Smart Building Method – A New Perspective on a Fragmented Industry

Smart buildings should be more focused on outcomes for their occupants, rather than on implementing the latest technologies. That is what the industry has been pushing towards in recent years, resisting a trend towards ‘technology for technology’s sake,’ in order to create more human-centric buildings... But what if it wasn’t the technology or the outcome that defines the smart building? What if smart building is actually better defined as a method to making places better? And how would embracing that idea change the industry? “The defining characteristic of a “smart building” isn’t the application of technology—systems integrations that leverage data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), etc. Neither is the building’s “smartness” a function of its outcomes—lower energy usage, better occupant comfort, less costly to maintain, sustainable, etc,” says Matt Ernst writing for IoT For All. “I would argue instead,” he says, “that the defining characteristic of a “smart building” isn’t the tech; rather, it’s a […]

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