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Inspiration & Innovation: Today’s — and Tomorrow’s — Building IoT
By Terrance McManus
By blending physical assets, sensors, and cloud based computation, the Internet of Things (IoT) vastly expands the reach of information technology for the buildings industry. The possibilities that arise from the ability to monitor and control things in the physical world electronically have inspired a surge of innovation and enthusiasm.
Recent advancements in technology, data science, and artificial intelligence, illustrate that the future of Internet of Things technologies will certainly exceed our expectations.
Why is the incorporation of IoT technologies into the built environment important? It’s because what is measured can then be streamlined, fixed or improved upon. Raw data points can be combined to create information and knowledge. In turn, knowledge can be combined to forecast or institute change. While the term IoT-enabled buildings can be a bit ambiguous, the essence is that an IoT-enabled building leverages internal and external information sources to create actions and workflow that benefit energy efficiency, tenant comfort, building health and/or operational excellence.