Smart Buildings will create a scalable foundation for creating the elusive smart city, building by building, from the ground up.
Launched in 2017, TIA’s Smart Buildings Program focuses on connectivity, interoperability, communications and capacity. It brings together thought leaders and subject matter experts from across the real estate and ICT ecosystem to define exactly what a smart building is and provide a framework for assessing that definition.
Developing smart buildings will give rise to smart campuses, which will foster smart communities, and eventually smart cities. While areas such as smart HVAC, lighting and kiosks directories are integral components of a smart building, TIA and its member companies have identified additional areas of consideration when designing and constructing a Smart Building. These areas of focus include:
- defining cabling and other integration requirements;
- certifying neutral host/infrastructure to ensure interoperability;
- identifying broadband and capacity requirements;
- scoping of in-building requirements to include FirstNet; and
- identifying revenue generating opportunities for buildings and rooftop real estate
The goal of this multi-year TIA Technology Program is to unify the broader ecosystem of smart buildings under a recommended framework of best practices to meet functional and performance requirements with adequate security, reliability and availability. TIA is also leading the development of a Levels Assessment that will benchmark and certify buildings for their design and build as a “Smart Building.”
TIA invites individuals to learn about the Smart Buildings Program and join the collaboration efforts of more than 100 companies. This program and its global thought leaders are breaking new ground with vision and innovation that’s poised to drive significant Return on Investment (ROI). Together, TIA and its members will grow the estimated $32B industry, and realize the benefits of the connected live, work and play environment of the future.