We believe that as Facility Managers, we have the opportunity and also the responsibility to contribute to making the world a better place for our children. We can do so through all kinds of sustainability features, but there's a new kid on the block now! A Smart Building integrates technology and smart solutions with sustainability features. You like the sounds of that, don't you? ;-)
Honestly it sounds pretty perfect to us and so it's not that surprising that over the past years, we have watched the trend that Smart Buildings is, arise and gain popularity, but also lots and lots of criticism. Implementing smart features is supposed to be way too expensive.
As we have been part of many expert panels over the years and worked with multiple Smart organizations and Smart Cities, we felt like it was the right thing to do to create an e-book. To educate Facility professionals about this new phenomenon and most of all to clarify for once and for all: are Smart Buildings hot, or not...?