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A Smart Transformation for the Building Industry

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What’s the difference between someone being smart and a skilled professional pointing out the obvious?


Suppose someone describes your work colleague is smart. Would you immediately know their IQ? Would that person be smart about life as well as work? Would it be more about college smarts or “street smarts?”  Or about a high degree of emotional intelligence?


This is similar to our problem in talking about smart buildings: a building can be smart in many ways. It can be very smart in only one aspect (for example, energy), or intelligent only on the outside (parking, access, lighting and more) but less so on the inside.


The history of building technology is the history of aggregating various specialties, lining up the proverbial “silos” so they contribute to the general attractiveness and return (...)


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