September 2012
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Defining Smart Buildings - is a moving target

As you can see by this month's articles and interviews the rapid evolution and expectation of what is a smart building continues to unfold. This 2008 definition holds a good general definition of the element of and sets the base for what you might expect to find as part of a smart building.

"The use of networked technology, embedded within architecture to monitor and control elements of the architecture for exchange of information between users, systems and buildings."

But each of our articles since then explores new ways to add to a building's smartness and of course the ability of what can be done has been greatly amplified by the cloud. We now understand that with the power of the cloud comes growing concern about security and this issue has some great discussion about that as well.

In addition to buildings being smart they must also be part of several active connection communities to keep connected so they can get smarter.

I will be doing a Session at this year's AHRExpo 2013 in Dallas called "Why we need to be part of several Connection Communities. More to follow in our October issue.

Get comfortable with your digital device and give this issue a read and increase your understanding in defining what you think a smart building is and could be.

This issue is a great resource of articles, columns, reviews, new products, interviews and of course the steady stream of news depicting our rapid evolution and journey to "Defining Smart Buildings".

Welcome our newest sponsor:

SkyFoundry - SkyFoundry's SkySpark analytics software automatically analyzes building, energy and equipment data to identify issues, faults and opportunities for energy and operational savings.

We welcome the return of:

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Control Solutions, Inc Tell all our sponsors you saw their ads on the AutomatedBuildings.com web site and thank them for supporting your free access to evolving Automated Building Industry information. Click on their ads and view their valuable products and services. Please review all Our Sponsors.

I am assembling a self-maintained global network of "Who is Who in building automation". Presently my network includes over 3925 please join us.

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The news just keeps flowing thru our web site and RSS feeds daily, and of course the only way to truly find what you are looking for in the vast quantity of information on our site is with our site search engine http://www.automatedbuildings.com/search/sitesearch.htm

As always lots of new products, plus be sure to check our event calendar to see the number of events we have in our future.
 

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