Smart Building Institute http://www.smartbuildingsinstitute.org/


Green Buildings and Smart Buildings are complementary and in some areas overlap. The green buildings have numerous certification processes that define or shape the energy efficient and sustainable building and provide guidance to the design team.

The smart building certification process doesn't require as many procedures as a green building does. The smart buildings operation capabilities::

- Multi-system integration that provides enhanced functionality for a building

- Integration of data from several building systems, business tools, facility management systems and exterior data

- Analysis of building data and the creation of metrics in order to measure and monitor building performance against benchmarks or established goals

- Advanced building management platforms with the capability to deploy real-time system analytics and do so on an enterprise basis, remotely and covering an entire portfolio of buildings

Several innovative new products and service trends are emerging that will be implementatede in the near term.

Source: http://www.smart-buildings.com/uploads/1/1/4/3/11439474/bacnet_journal.pdf

GB and SB Commonality

Building Automation and Control Systems


The global market for building energy management systems (BEMSs) continues to grow as technologies reach maturity and customers gain understanding of the business value generated by investment. Across customer segments, the economic impacts of BEMSs continue to dominate the decision-making process. As the cost of supplemental monitoring and control devices continues to decrease, BEMSs are becoming more cost-effective options for a broader set of customers. Furthermore, these systems generate complementary strategic benefits such as greenhouse gas reductions and sustainability improvements that help support the investment decision.


SMART HOME:  https://www.smartgrid.gov/the_smart_grid/smart_home.html

Intelligent Building

Intelligent Buildings, Intelligent Homes, and Building Management Systems (BMS) encompasses an enormous variety of technologies, across commercial, industrial, institutional and domestic buildings, including energy management systems and building controls.
The function of Building Management Systems is central to 'Intelligent Buildings' concepts. Its purpose is to control, monitor and optimize building services, lighting, heating, security (CCTV), alarm, access control systems, audiovisual and entertainment systems, ventilation, filtration and climate control, air quality, events time and attendance control records, staff activities and work schedule.

Intelligent building architecture is to integrate systems that are affect the performance of the building and its occupants. Intelligent architecture consists of three areas:
Building architecture and design
Technology applications and hardware
Computer-aided building management and maintenance systems.

Design the building with technologies must consider people health and culture, environment protection, local economy and global politics to create excellent environment for the occupants’ productivity and living conditions in harmony with nature. Coexistence with nature means to respect the nature and use natural resources.
Intelligent design building must include the building life cycle in various climate and with various materials. It should be energy and resource efficient, easy to maintain, and allow construction modification and use recyclable materials.
The intelligent architecture incorporates computer-aided facility management systems (CAFM).

The concept of intelligent (or smart) system, originally applied to electrical, mechanical as advances in sensing, networking and continuous monitoring. Now the smart building design includes civil engineering structures and aerospace systems to control structural functions.  The intelligent structure has the capability to identify its status and optimally adapt its function in response to stimuli.
The major focus of the intelligent civil structure has been on two areas:
Identification of structural behavior or properties (e.g. deformation, energy usage or damage evaluation);
Control of structural response to stimuli, whether external (e.g. wind or earthquake) or internal (e.g. acoustics or temperature variation).
The potential impact of intelligent buildings developments on our living and working condition and on the environments is enormous. Any facilities managers considering premises development or site relocation should consider the intelligent buildings technologies concepts

Buildings Energy Efficiency Library http://www.facilitiesnet.com/energyefficiency

Building Energy Consumption

Between 1980 and 2009 the U.S. building primary energy consumption increased by 48%. Of the energy sources used by the U.S. buildings sector, 75% came from fossil fuels, 16% from nuclear generation, and 9% from renewable. In 2010 41% of U.S. primary energy was consumed by the buildings sector, 30% by the industrial sector, and 29% by the transportation sector.   Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that  between 2009 and 2035 the consumption are expected to increase steady 27%, 31%, and 28%, respectively due the growth in population, households, and commercial floor-space.  The use of natural gas consumption will increase by 17%. Use of non-hydroelectric renewable resources, including wind, solar, and biofuels, is expected to increase 109%. 
The most energy is used to provide comfort for buildings occupants: space heating, space cooling, water heating, and lighting. This consumption make close to 70% of site energy . The remaining 30% of site energy is consumed by electronics, kitchen appliances, and ventilation.


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Commercial Buildings Energy http://energy.gov/public-services/commercial-buildings

Zero Energy Building

Zero energy buildings combine energy efficiency and renewable energy generation to consume only as much energy as can be produced onsite through renewable resources over a specified time period. Achieving zero energy is an ambitious yet increasingly achievable goal that is gaining momentum across geographic regions and markets. Private commercial property owners have a growing interest in developing zero energy buildings to meet their corporate goals, and in response to regulatory mandates, federal government agencies and many state and local governments are beginning to move toward zero energy building targets.

The NIBS Common Definition for Zero Energy Buildings report will be available in summer 2015.


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Building Energy Management Systems

BEMS integrates four systems: Building Automation System - BAS, Telecommunications System - TS, Office Automation System - OAS, Computer Aided Facility Management System – CAFMS

Sources: Automated Building Systems  http://www.abscompanies.com/

Energy Efficient Buildings: Global Outlook

Energy efficiency has become a central part of corporate and government strategies to reduce carbon emissions and manage assets in a more strategic manner. The global market for energy efficient buildings is thus supported by country- and region-wide legislation and initiatives. Governments worldwide are introducing policies aimed at promoting energy efficiency through incentives, prescriptive measures, building codes, and other means. Coupled with rising energy prices, these policies are driving governments and organizations to adopt new technologies to monitor and control energy use in buildings.



Vision 2020: Moving Building Technology to the Era of Zero-Energy Buildings

Paul Torcellini, principal engineer with the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory, discusses how we can achieve zero-energy buildings by integrating the cost of energy efficiency into design decisions. This is the first presentation captured from Eco-building Review 2014 Vision 2020 Sustainability Summit.



cbrd/resource/1935#sthash.6iuXYIhJ.dpuf  October 2014 Download

Building Energy Management System Revenue Is Expected to Total Nearly $55 Billion from 2015 to 2024

May 7, 2015
Adoption of these systems varies regionally based on industrial and regulatory market drivers, report finds

A recent report from Navigant Research assesses the global market for building energy management systems (BEMSs), including global market forecasts for revenue, segmented by region, offering type, and customer type, through 2024.

During the past decade, as technologies have matured and the economic benefits have become apparent, the market for BEMS has continued to evolve. Along with strategic benefits, such as greenhouse gas reductions and sustainability improvements, these drivers are expected to fuel rapid growth in the coming years.  Click to tweet: According to a recent report from Navigant Research, BEMS revenue is expected to total nearly $55 billion from 2015 to 2024. ...



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Home Solar Panels: Pros, Cons, and Hidden Costs

Home solar power is a proven way to save money on your energy bills, and reduce your environmental footprint. To estimate electricity needs for your home and your budget this guides will help you  http://www.expertise.com/green

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