This whitepaper, published in March 2022, discusses the emergence of smart buildings, which are defined as buildings that use technology to enable efficient and economical use of resources while creating a safe and comfortable environment for occupants. The whitepaper explains how smart buildings offer advantages such as reduced costs, space optimization, and minimized environmental impact. However, concerns about privacy and security need to be addressed. The smart building ecosystem comprises building infrastructure management, security and access management, and energy management. Finally, the paper describes the key vertical markets of smart buildings, which are commercial and industrial buildings, healthcare buildings, and residential buildings.
Keywords: Cybersecurity/Privacy, Energy Efficiency/Management, Intelligent Building, Large Building Controls/Automation