BIoT, an acronym for the Buildings Internet of Things, is a rapidly evolving phenomenon that will impact buildings infrastructure across all market sectors, largely due to the enormous potential it represents for being able to better understand and manage what happens in building environments. Experts predict that the global market for intelligent buildings will be worth a staggering US$75.5 billion by 2021.
Each issue zeroes in on the four key pillars of buildings infrastructure that when connected create building intelligence:
- Networked Lighting — the fixtures, sensors and devices that make up intelligent lighting systems and improve energy efficiency and occupant comfort and productivity
- Environmental Controls — the connected equipment, machines and devices that enable improved energy efficiency and occupant comfort and productivity
- Connectivity — all of the buildings infrastructure components must be connected to enable data acquisition and analysis essential to the creation of intelligent buildings
- Security & Safety — the devices and systems that ensure occupant safety, and physical and cyber security.