“Integrating the Ecosystem.” The tagline for Smart Buildings Technology is simple, but the reality is complex. Ask anyone in the building industry why the sector isn’t as intelligent, streamlined, and productized as the auto or tech industries, and you will get everything from an emphatic nod to a sigh or patronizing pat on the back. The multifaceted mechanisms—financial, tangible, and internal—of developing, designing, constructing, and operating the built environment are challenging to replicate across different job sites, cities, teams, and circumstances. One component gone awry and the result can fall short or fail. That makes success stories all the more admirable and invaluable to our SBT readers and the smart building industry.
To celebrate what is possible in the built environment when smart planning, design, construction, operations, and technology work together to foster positive outcomes for an owner, occupants, the community, and the environment, SBT is thrilled to announce the Smart Building of the Year Award.
Want to learn more about the project? Register today to attend our free, virtual conference Smart Connect 2022 on Wed., Nov. 16. PAE's Brune will officially accept the award and present the project at 12–12:30 p.m. EST. Additionally, look for a feature article detailing the project’s execution in SBT’s forthcoming November 2022 issue.
The PAE Living Building was selected from a short list compiled by our editors and reviewed by our esteemed jury of industry experts. The three jurors are: Jeff Carpenter, senior principal and vice president of India operations, at IMEG Corp.; Carrie Goetz, principal and chief technology officer at StrategITcom and vice chair of Women in BICSI; and June Grant, design principal at Blink!Lab Architecture.
At the all-day Smart Connect program, you will also hear from industry experts from AEM, ABB Building Solutions, Dormakaba, Panduit, Belden, and other leading companies and associations. Register today for Smart Connect 2022!