Buildings with DNA: why today’s “smart” buildings were never dumb

CLAIRE PENNY | October 12, 2018

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Ask yourself these questions: when was the last time you experienced the latest and most innovative technology, at work? Is your workplace more technically equipped than your home? It is widely accepted that buildings are getting smarter. But were they ever actually dumb? Or have they just been held back by closed proprietary systems and a lack of collaboration, which has stymied innovation and new ways of thinking? Every building should be a smart building Smart buildings are now an expectation for many of our employees. It’s an industry worth USD 7.42 billion in 2017, with projections of USD 31.74 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 33.7 percent from 2017 to 2022. (Smart Building Market, Global Forecast to 2020, MarketsAndMarkets). The market is definitely changing, and with it is the emergence of a new wave of technologies and capabilities that will ensure that the workplace of the future enables us to be our most productive.


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