Commercial buildings today are a combination of many subsystems all working traditionally in relative autonomy. The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) has given buildings intelligence that is highly beneficial when leveraged across these systems. This seminar strives to cut through the hype and buzz surrounding the emergence of IoT by introducing how interconnected technology enabled by IoT can be leveraged to make tangible improvements to building operations and efficiency through collective use of information. Starting with a foundation in the concept of a Synergistic Building, the attendees will gain a conversational understanding of the five technological elements required to design and implement a practical information-based building solution. Careful analysis will be given to the associated advantages and trade-offs of these synergistic style systems.
Michael C Skurla LEED AP O+M & BD+C, PMC-VI, ASHRAE, MIESVP - Lucid Design Group
With a B.S. in Computer Science and a strong background in electrical design and M2M/IoT communications technologies, Mike has spent over 23 years in commercial building automation, with a heavy emphasis on networked solutions and analytics. Through his career, he has had roles in system design, product development, programming, strategic marketing, and sales. He has led the design/development of several networks, dimming, power management, and power control products globally.