A TIA team of Bob Allan, Jeff Carpenter, Bill Moten, Laura Polas, Frank Straka, and Steven Zielke authored this paper which was published on March 24, 2022. The paper shows how today’s smart buildings are data-driven, levering sub-system integration and analytics that improve functionality making them an operational and productivity asset. Effectively achieving smart building objectives starts with reevaluating the we they are designed, procured, and operated. The paper explores how to design and deploy a smart building based on an operating system model that ensures flexibility, reduced construction and operational costs, improved return on investment, and a better and more productive occupant experience. It examines how technologies like power over Ethernet (PoE) enabled edge devices, Digital Twins, and Single-Pair Ethernet (SPE) are emerging to deliver additional benefits and the potential for greater asset value.

Keywords: Blade/Edge Technology, Communications, Data Networking, Employee Productivity, Energy Efficiency/Management, Healthy Buildings, Intelligent Building, Internet of Things (IoT), Large Building Controls/Automation, Power over Ethernet (PoE), System Integrator, Digital Twin, Single-Pair Ethernet (SPE)

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