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intelligent building

A building equipped with the telecommunications infrastructure to easily and economically adapt to changing conditions through the use of automated control systems for heating, air conditioning, ventilation, lighting, power, and a variety of health, safety, and security conditions.Contrast with smart home, which usually refers to home automation systems that can be controlled by a centralized panel or device, or by dialing in to the control panel from outside the home.

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The intelligent building is defined by the integration of software and services to maximize energy and operational efficiency across building systems-from heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) to lighting and plug loads.
Neil Maldeis, energy solutions engineering leader at Trane, will discuss how data gathered through intelligent building services enables owners to reduce operating costs, minimize their environmental impact, improve building system reliability and uptime, and resolve more problems earlier, quicker and more efficiently.
org for intelligent building, A building and its infrastructure providing the owner, operator and occupant with an environment that is flexible, effective, comfortable and secure through the use of integrated technological building systems, communications and controls.
High-profile fringe programmes offer the latest information on the intelligent building market.
CHALLENGES AHEAD Adapting the intelligent building idiom is not easy and would require a complete overhaul in the way we think about building design.
Tulane University's School of Architecture, a program distinguished by its focus on community engagement and environmental sustainability, has turned to IBM Intelligent Building Management and Johnson Controls to advance its own smarter buildings evolution in the wake of Hurricane Katrina's destruction six years ago.
The facility will open its doors from April 26-28 to explain new systems that comply with the worldwide standard KNX intelligent building technology.
This new, industry-led course will also provide students with a thorough understanding of specific tools and techniques in intelligent building design, modeling, simulation, optimisation and operation and will provide relevant, practical skills for career advancement in the construction industry and associated activities.
ConvergeIT combines Siemon's network infrastructure expertise and technical and installation support capabilities with its structured cabling product line to provide a straightforward process for the implementation of a converged, IP-based intelligent building cabling system.
An intelligent building design, on the other hand, reduces those pathways to one major pathway.
Green Intelligent Buildings," a spin-off of BNP's "Engineered Systems" magazine, is focused on building systems and controls, and intelligent building design and operation.
While intelligent buildings are nothing new, neither is the confusion surrounding their ambiguous definition, said Paul Ehrlich, founder and president of Building Intelligence Group, a Minneapolis-based intelligent building consultancy.

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