One in every ten U.S. adults is obsessed with the newest technology craze, wearable tracking devices. Such devices allow clients to track their physical activity such as heart rate, calories burned and more. This growing trend of collecting and analyzing data will be applied to buildings; resulting in smart buildings. These buildings will lower energy cost and promote environmental awareness.
The contribution of energy data in a building is vital; however, what is more significant is that portions of the building are data-specific. This will allow the building to be more efficient and the respective inhabitant will be able to see the impact of this decision on the building’s performance. Also, individuals will be able to compare their energy usage with that of their neighbors, recognizing a goal and pursuing it. Now, as important as it is for one to have an individual goal, it is just as important for a building to have an energy efficiency goal. Participants can moderate how frequently a building is fully lit or naturally ventilated. From there, data can be analyzed and help future buildings cut energy costs and reduce carbon footprint.
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