Smart Building Evolution
Advances in technology and the explosion of connected devices and sensors are driving a new era in buildings and their management. Facility managers are under pressure to deal with an unprecedented number of systems and the ensuing complexity. How did we get from wooden walkups to steel towers? From the first power grid to green power? Darkness to smart lighting? Typewriters to desktops to billions of connected things? Here's a brief look at the smart building evolution and the growth of what now needs to be managed.