29 Jun '11, 12pm

Three ICT Roadblocks in Realizing Smarter Buildings' Potential

Three ICT Roadblocks in Realizing Smarter Buildings' Potential

The promise of smart buildings is cropping up across the ICT industry lately. Our calendar of vendor briefings and events is crowded with announcements of new products, acquisitions, and partnerships as ICT suppliers seek to connect their digital and analytic systems with the physical world of HVAC, security, lighting and other in-building systems. There are a number of goals that smart building projects hope to achieve, including: Improving customers' bottom line by reducing energy consumption and expense; improving employees' physical surroundings and therefore productivity and satisfaction; improving sustainability metrics and perceptions by baselining and then reducing corporate carbon footprint And since buildings represent 40-plus percent of overall worldwide energy consumption, they are a very logical place to focus attention and investment. The vendor activity in s...

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