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Smart Cities Connect 2022: Philadelphia Prioritizes Smart Streetlight Installation by Need

Earlier this year, the city of Philadelphia began a streetlight conversion project to upgrade 120,000 lamps over three years. Speaking Tuesday at the Fall 2022 Smart Cities Connect conference, city officials said they wanted those lights to provide some immediate smart city benefits while also serving as building blocks to support future benefits. Speaking on

“Smart glass” is coming to a building near you

Among the Inflation Reduction Act's little-noticed yet potentially game-changing provisions: a big incentive for "smart glass," which can make buildings significantly more energy efficient. Why it matters: Buildings account for 27% of annual global carbon dioxide emissions, by one estimate. While eco-friendly buildings aren't as sexy or exciting as electric cars, anything that makes them greener is

Security’s Central Role in Smart Buildings

What’s in a Name? If you plug in the term “smart building” to Wikipedia it automatically redirects you to the term “building automation.” Here is Wikipedia’s definition: “Building automation is the automatic centralized control of a building’s HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), electrical, lighting, shading, access control, security systems, and other interrelated systems through

Buildings Of The Future – What Is A Smart Building?

According to forecasts, the worldwide smart building business will increase from $80.62 billion in 2022 to $328.62 billion in 2029, with a CAGR of 22.2 percent throughout that time. A smart building is any construction that self-regulates its conditions and functioning through interconnected components, clever technology, or innovative design. Smart buildings will be able to

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