ENERGY EFFICIENCY & CARBON REDUCTION.
The building stock is responsible for approximately 40% of energy use. Smart Building technologies have been proven as a highly successful tool to reduce energy use, while also improving comfort and occupant satisfaction
IMPROVED CYBER SECURITY.
The application of information technologies in buildings directly implicates IT cybersecurity issues. Smart Building technologies make buildings more cyber-secure and less vulnerable to cyber-security breaches.
The installation and application of smart building technologies create jobs at all levels of the economy: from blue-collar installers to skilled technicians, energy engineers, software developers, and data analysts.
OCCUPANT SAFETY & COMFORT.
The application of smart building technologies is an essential element in improving and maintaining indoor environmental quality performance, including measures of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) like air exchanges, CO2, and VOC levels.
The U.S. can and should be a world leader in smart, energy-efficient, carbon-neutral buildings. Improving the nation’s building stock to be smarter and more data-driven—and creating the infrastructure we need to support our digital future—is an essential part of bolstering U.S. global competitiveness.
HEALTH & AIR QUALITY.
Heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, the air quality of indoor environments is today of broad concern especially in schools, senior care, community facilities, and facilities serving the underserved. Smart building technologies can play a significant role in measuring and managing air quality, especially in older buildings.