The number of connected buildings across North America is on the rise as indicated by the IDC Infographic: Challenges of Implementing Connected Building Projects,. Almost 30% of those companies surveyed have deployed a connected building solution; another 60% are considering it. A connected building can transform a physical space from a cost center to an operational asset, evolving with a business’s changing needs to create an elevated experience for all stakeholders. A case in point, 24% of operations personnel noted security as a top concern, and 22% specifically noted hardware security as the top concern when deploying connected building technologies. At the District Center building located in D.C.’s historic downtown, JLL, a leading real estate firm and MetLife Investment Management, the building’s owner, recently partnered with Acuity Brands, Inc. to leverage intelligent, smart building technologies throughout the building’s modern update to meet the demands of current and future business tenants. Using connected building solutions from the Acuity Brands® portfolio: building management solutions from Distech Controls®, smart lighting systems and digital networked lighting controls from the nLight® platform, this connected building is a living example of a successful deployment that overcame the challenges most decision makers claimed from the IDC infographic. Get more information about Acuity Brands unified building solutions and download the IDC Infographic: Challenges of Implementing Connected Building Projects,.
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