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Bright idea: How LED technology is key to future smart buildings

Bright idea: How LED technology is key to future smart buildings

Cost and functionality have traditionally been two big hurdles for the widespread use of LED lighting technology in commercial buildings. With technical improvements and increasing awareness of LED energy efficiency beneits, there has been some limited adoption in parking and exterior applications. But the convergence of building automation and information technology that is transforming the facilities management industry -- and helping define the smart buildings market -- presents a significant opportunity for deployments in LED (light emitting diode) applications. Smart buildings are defined by integrated controls and automation that optimize how equipment operates to manage costs and improve efficiencies. Lighting is one of six key smart building technology segments, as outlined by IDC Energy Insights , that enable building systems to respond to internal policies, weath...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/08/14/bright-idea-how-l...

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