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Smart buildings are the building blocks that will enable society’s digital transformation. This revolution will leverage data from myriad devices to bring new insights and enable new products and services. Around the globe, the smart buildings technology market will explode 16.1% over the next five years from a 2018 market size of $30.5 billion.

When we talk about smart buildings at the most basic level, we mean a facility with advanced automation and integration to monitor and optimize facility operations and maintenance. This internal platform can monitor energy consumption, optimize heating and lighting, track building property and improve security. Most of these internal functions of smart building management pertain to energy consumption and efficiency. In a smart building, sensors gather data and send it to computer systems that manage and react to the data according to prescribed rules. For example, smart elevators predict and respond to usage patterns, while safety monitors with smoke sensors can automatically alert the fire department.

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Beyond this internal platform, smart buildings are the part of the critical infrastructure of smart cities. A smart building could be a broadband hot spot for law enforcement or a platform for traffic cameras. Data collected by individual smart buildings can optimize energy use and reduce carbon footprints. As smart buildings increasingly connect to become larger smart communities, the benefits of digital transformation will grow exponentially.

Smart buildings support sustainable growth by helping cities to meet environmental goals and to establish essential communications infrastructure. The technology will help cities attract businesses, citizens and tourists. Connectivity will improve for people within or even near smart buildings, bringing the potential to impact one of society’s greatest challenges — closing the digital divide.

Smart building growth will take place as policy development, investment strategy and technology deployment align. Cities seeking the intelligent, sustainable infrastructure that the future demands will arrive at one solution: smart buildings.

Do You Have a Wireless Plan? A Strategic Question for Enterprises and Cities

This guest post is sponsored by T-Mobile. We are pleased to have T-Mobile as one of our Founding Sponsors for TIA's Smart Buildings Program. Guest Post by Luke Lucas Senior Manager, National 5G SMART and In-Building Coverage T-Mobile Over the past few months, I’ve received messages from many building owners concerned about how poor connectivity…

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TIA and The Safer Buildings Coalition Sign Mutual Membership Agreement

Arlington, VA (June 22, 2020) –– The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced it has joined the Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC), an independent, not for profit organization providing thought leadership and education focused on advancing policies, ideas, and technologies that ensure effective in-building communications capabilities for public…

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TIA Announces Next “Assessing Smart Buildings” Webinar

Arlington, VA (June 08, 2020) –– The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced details for the second live webinar of its Assessing Smart Buildings series. This next installment will be moderated by TIA and feature experts from Corning, T-Mobile, Symmetry Operations, and Connected Real Estate Magazine. Expert…

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Assessing Smart Buildings – The Time is Now for a Holistic Approach

There’s no denying the growing demand for smarter buildings – regardless of building type or industry vertical. According to reports from CABA, Navigant Research and Markets and Markets, the commercial smart building market is expected to grow from $35 billion in 2018 to $70 billion by 2023. The question becomes: How do building owners, REITs,…

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TIA Position Paper:
The Time is Now for a Holistic Approach to Assessing Smart Buildings

The smart building market will double to $70 billion by 2023 as the ICT industry, commercial real estate and governments embrace smart buildings as the gold standard in commercial construction. Fully integrated systems are enabling advanced building automation for increased efficiency, optimized operations and enhanced occupant productivity, safety, security and wellbeing. Now, new 5G, IoT…

TIA Announces Details for Smart Buildings Webinar Featuring Leaders from Corning, Microsoft, and T-Mobile

Arlington, VA (March 26, 2020) –– The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced details for an upcoming live webinar featuring experts from Corning, Microsoft, and T-Mobile. TIA is actively working to develop industry-accepted smart building standards and assessment criteria through its Smart Building Program that brings together…

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TIA and TSDSI Announce Collaboration to Advance ICT Standards

Arlington, VA (September 23, 2019) –– The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, and the Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI), a standards development organization that aims to develop, promote and maintain standards, driven by India-specific requirements and innovations, have agreed to collaborate to accelerate the development of…

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TIA and UL Showcase Smart Buildings Collaboration and Expertise at Realcomm – IBcon 2019 Conference

Arlington, VA (June 6, 2019) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, together with UL, a leading global safety science organization, today announced a collaboration in conjunction with the upcoming Realcomm – IBcon 2019 Conference taking place June 13-14 at the Music City Center…

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TIA Teams Up With UL To Advance Work in Smart Buildings

We were eager to kick off 2019 announcing our collaboration with UL, a leading global safety science organization, to accelerate an industry framework for the evolving world of smart buildings.

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TIA Sets the Foundation for Smart Buildings at MWC Barcelona

This year MWC Barcelona was full of the usual bustle, but TIA stood out among the conversations about next-gen networks by leading the discussion around one of 5G’s most essential components – Smart Buildings.

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TIA Presents Smart Buildings Expertise at the IoT Community’s IoT Day Slam 2019 Virtual Conference April 9th

Arlington, VA (March 21, 2019) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced a dedicated program track for the Internet of Things Community’s (IoT Community®) acclaimed IoT Day Slam 2019 Virtual Conference. Taking place April 9th, TIA and several of its member company…

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TIA and UL Announce Collaboration to Advance the Smart Buildings Marketplace

Arlington, VA (February 21, 2019) –– The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks together with UL, a leading global safety science organization, announced a new agreement to work together, through TIA’s Smart Buildings Program, to accelerate the development of common framework for smart buildings. TIA and UL are…

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