Building technologies are tools to increase the likelihood of safe and profitable outcomes. As Building IoT becomes more prevalent, these tools are becoming more integrated and complex, but when applied and understood within the context of the final business goal, it can drive results. A key and emerging technological component to these positive outcomes results from the use of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Only then can modern building systems confidently and autonomously respond to the needs of its occupants.
Commercial building infrastructure is an ever-evolving space, especially with data having emerged as a “fourth utility.” Using the availability of data as a basic tenet of facility management, can we better design for the future of a building? The answer lies in the combined intelligence provided by many data providers, advanced connectivity and flexible actuators as the basic tenets of infrastructure. Through common data connectivity frameworks like Power Over Ethernet (PoE), Bluetooth and WiFi, a building is prepared for a future where elements can be replaced with state-of-the-art upgrades and all elements can work together to be greater than the sum of each part.