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Study finds that AI is key to maximizing the benefits of smart buildings

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The value of smart building deployments is projected to grow by 95 per cent to $14bn by 2026 globally. This growth, up from $7bn in 2024, will be driven by sustainability initiatives and the need for cost reductions in building management, said Juniper Research, which has published the report.

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World’s first smart building assessment and rating program released

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The SPIRE Smart Building Program , billed as the world’s first comprehensive and objective assessment and rating program for smart buildings, was recently released.

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Toronto Metropolitan University unveils plan for SCITHub, the 'world’s first fully digitally-enabled building'

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A new prototype demonstration of different burgeoning smart building technologies is coming to the campus of Toronto Metropolitan University as part of a cross-institutional effort that will result in the construction of a new 3,229-square-foot Smart Campus Integration and Testing Hub (SCITHub) designed by WZMH Architects.

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Smart buildings stand on good data

BD+C

Technology has always been about being smarter, but it wasn’t until 1995 that the word “smart” was seamlessly attached to an individual piece of technology - the smartphone. And we do mean seamlessly – today, “smartphone” is almost always written as one word.)

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The Weekly show: SPIRE smart building rating system, and pickleball court design tips

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The world's first smart buildings rating system. . This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from Corning Optical Communications, Laykold Sports Surfaces, and UL about: . Designing Pickleball courts for multifamily projects . • WATCH THE SEGMENTS ON DEMAND BELOW. .

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Smart buildings take hold: 8 ways smart tech is transforming commercial buildings

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construction markets, AEC teams are working on ideas for “smart buildings.” Since the mid-1980s, a new generation of products, technologies, and analytical tools has transformed the building landscape. The benefits of “smart” technologies and operations for design, construction, and ownership/operations are now inescapable.

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CRE professionals have increased interest in embodied carbon accounting, smart buildings

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Interest in embodied carbon accounting and smart buildings is growing among commercial real estate professionals, according to a recent survey by the STO Building Group.