Most modern buildings are already packed with smart potential. Designed with sensor-rich environments, a majority can run more efficiently and sustainably than ever before while responding in real-time to the needs of inhabitants. However, unlocking these benefits and becoming a real smart building, isn’t as straightforward as pushing a power button.
Besides eliminating the roadblock of data ownership, to realize smart-building benefits property owners need to address an essential communication issue. With various building systems are operating in silos, solving tasks independently within their systems and building data models, valuable data cannot be combined or exchanged machine-to-machine or building-to-building. But carrying out the integrations needed to enable smart building benefits, is an expensive and time-consuming job. And the costs only multiply every time something changes in the underlying system or the amount of data increases.