Category: Smart City

Assessing smart buildings in the digital era

Through the input of more than 60 leading commercial real estate, asset management, technology and ICT industry leaders, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) in conjunction with UL, the leading global safety science company, has defined six criteria that form the basis of the SPIRE™ Smart Building Program for assessing and rating smart buildings. None of these criteria alone make a building smart, but they work together in harmony to provide a complete, balanced assessment methodology that considers the modern-day challenges that come with the increasingly digital world we live in today.

2021 – The year of the Smart Building

While the workplace will be for ever changed, it is not a matter of “if” but “when” and “how” we will return to “in-person” collaboration. Returning trust to the workplace will take effort. This is where the “smarts” of a smart building comes into play. The same data used to reduce cost by reducing energy use can be further refined beyond just general occupancy to detect density allowing HVAC systems to adjust airflow, humidity, and temperature.

No future megatrends without real time capable fiber optics

Experts agree: without a modern, real-time-capable infrastructure, neither the Internet of Things (IoT), nor autonomous driving or Smart Cities can be realized. The fact is that data volumes around the globe are exploding. Real-time data processing is only possible with 5G mobile communications and Edge Computing. Modern & high-performance fiber optics cabling is the prerequisite.