Office, educational, shopping, healthcare and other spaces have an increasing expectation from today’s occupants who want more connection points in buildings. Owners are turning their locations into connected buildings, transitioning them from cost centers to strategic assets. Advancements in IoT have created new ideas of how to advance building spaces with connected technologies. These regions have been using smarter buildings from the beginning. Businesses can use the data to improve building and business performance. In short, benefits of connected buildings go beyond energy savings and enterprise-level reporting. Martin Villeneuve is the president of Distech Controls and senior vice president of Distributed Building Technology for Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. In this role, he guides the management team to implement effective growth and development strategies while continuing to offer innovative solutions linking building systems and occupants.
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