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How Smart Buildings Can Actually Grow Dumber

Reality may not be keeping up with the rhetoric on intelligent buildings. Here’s a look at why many structures fall short of expectations.

Intelligence, while mostly a gift from nature, can’t be sustained at a high level without regular nourishment and cultivation, and the edge it provides is susceptible to erosion. The same dynamic is in play with facilities brimming with integrated MEP systems and control/diagnostic technologies that are building blocks for performance-enhancing building-level intelligence.

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