This paper, published by CFE Media – Consulting-Specifying Engineer on September 8, 2022, discusses the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in smart building systems to enhance their efficiency, security, and sustainability. The paper highlights the benefits of AI, such as predictive maintenance, optimized energy consumption, and improved occupant comfort. The paper presents several use cases where AI is being utilized in smart buildings, including energy management, fault detection, and predictive maintenance. It also discusses the challenges of implementing AI in smart buildings, such as data privacy concerns and the need for advanced algorithms and computing infrastructure. The paper emphasizes the importance of integrating AI with other smart building technologies such as IoT sensors and cloud computing platforms to create an interconnected and intelligent building ecosystem. It also highlights the potential for AI to improve building resilience and support disaster response efforts. The paper concludes by calling for further research and development in AI and smart building technology to create more sustainable, efficient, and secure buildings. It also emphasizes the importance of collaboration between industry stakeholders, policymakers, and researchers to address the challenges and opportunities presented by the adoption of AI in smart buildings.
Keywords: Building Retrofits, Cloud & Data Analytics, Communications, Control & Monitoring, Data Networking, Energy Efficiency/Management, Intelligent Building, Internet of Things (IoT), Large Building Controls/Automation, Lighting Systems/Controls, Protocols/Standards, System Integrator