Please note: Smart Connect will start at 10:30 AM EST on Wednesday, November 17th

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
Patrick McLaughlin

Taken from fresh research into the North American smart buildings industry, this presentation will detail drivers of smart-system adoption, deterrents to adoption, the building systems most commonly equipped with intelligence, plans for future adoption and more. Don’t miss this first-of-its-kind examination of today’s smart building landscape.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
Patrick Durand

Building standards and market trends are dictating how luminaires manufacturers need to adapt to a growing list of requirements in order to save energy for building owners and facilities managers. Whether the target specifications are taken from DesignLights Consortium (DLC), LEED, Title 24, or the WELL building standard, it’s clear that Bluetooth mesh has an important role to play today. However, one key question to ask is how can building owners and facilities managers make future-proofing decisions today that will enable them to meet the standards of tomorrow. In order to answer this question, we will analyze the requirements from the U.S. Department of Energy $12.2M L-Prize, which focuses on how the next generation of indoor commercial luminaires can incorporate the latest LED technologies and connectivity solutions where we will examine how Bluetooth mesh can be leveraged for meeting the energy-saving needs of today and beyond.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
Chad Langston

At the most fundamental level, smart buildings deliver useful building services that make occupants productive (e.g. illumination, thermal comfort, air quality, physical security, sanitation, and many more) at the lowest cost and environmental impact over the building lifecycle. Reaching this vision requires adding intelligence from the beginning of the design phase through to the end of the building's useful life. Smart buildings use information technology during operation to connect a variety of subsystems, which typically operate independently so that these systems can share information to optimize total building performance. Smart buildings look beyond the building equipment within their four walls. They are connected and responsive to the smart power grid, and they interact with building operators and occupants to empower them with new levels of visibility and actionable information.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
Marta Soncodi Elyse Hobson

Buildings around the world are undergoing transformation and landlords and investment trusts have been using proprietary internal assessment tools to measure and analyze technology and operational performance within their increasingly digitized properties. While every building is unique, a common industry assessment, rating and benchmarking system is needed to help guide more effective technology investments and help differentiate buildings for attracting new tenants. TIA and UL have worked for several years with an industry working group comprised of 100+ experts from over 60 CRE and technology organizations to develop a technology-neutral, industry-driven, comprehensive assessment criteria to measure smart building performance and benchmark them against others. The criteria is the basis for SPIRE, the world’s first holistic smart building assessment and rating program established by UL. Attendees will hear from leaders at both TIA and UL on market trends and how building owners and managers are transforming legacy systems, and strategically planning new technology deployments for true future-readiness.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
Lisa Schwartz

In this session, I will be discussing the importance of assuring infrastructure readiness for those deploying or managing smart building technologies. For those who design and deploy the infrastructure systems that are the foundation for building intelligence, this session will provide insight into the depth of testing that should now be performed.  In this session I will discuss extended measurements defined in ANSI/TIA 1152-A that should be made as part of cable certification, as well as extended measurements of link speed, and different types of network-based power, as well as wired and wireless network connectivity testing.  I will also touch on how to extended a service offering beyond cable certification, to increase revenue potential, and win more bids with a competitive service offering.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
Steve Carroll

In this presentation, we’ll demystify the 5G conversation and talk about how and why 5G will be different than 4G. We’ll also look at some of the business applications that will drive the need for installing or upgrading wireless in-building infrastructure to include 5G.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
Peter Boriskin Amy Musanti

In this session, you’ll learn about the critical role that security plays in creating safe and healthy environments. The challenges of the past 18 months have drastically changed the expectations and requirements we have for the public spaces and buildings we occupy. Learn how you can leverage security and access control solutions to enable flexible work spaces, manage the flow of people throughout a space and mitigate the spread of germs.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
Michael Levy Jamil Muna

Harbor Research will present excerpts from a research study/report they are developing on the subject of predictive maintenance and artificial intelligence in intelligent buildings. This work includes topics such as digital twins, remote monitoring, machine learning, data management, and cybersecurity.

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Sessions will be immediately available On-Demand