30 Jun '14, 10am

Smart grid and smart buildings share the same disruptive impacts

Smart grid and smart buildings share the same disruptive impacts

The annual IBcon intelligent buildings conference always delivers on thought-provoking discussions and fresh insights about the intersections of technologies, policies and financial drivers in the commercial real estate sector. The Smart Grid itself is the convergence of IT and OT (operating technologies). Smart commercial buildings — both office and multi-family residential — are experiencing a similar convergence of facilities management (the building analog to utility OT) and IT solutions. Not surprisingly, that means disruptions for the status quo. As noted in my previous blogs , buildings use 40 percent of all energy in the U.S. The National Academy of Sciences reported that if buildings fully deployed available energy efficiency technologies and programs, we could avoid construction of new electricity-generating plants until 2030. The good news is that the building s...

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