Author Jim Sinopoli has created a how to book for designing and operating the diverse systems involved in new buildings. Recently released by Spicewood
Author Jim Sinopoli has created a how to book for designing and operating the diverse systems involved in new buildings. Recently released by Spicewood Publishing, Smart Buildings (ISBN: 0-9786144-0-2) covers basic design foundations, technology and management systems comprising a Îsmart buildingÌ framework.
Sinopoli emphasizes that the basis for ÎsmartÌ buildings is a handful of technical standards ubiquitous within computer networks. Those standards are in the process of dominating the marketplace, he contends, as evidenced by their use in telephones (VoIP) and video surveillance systems. Many of a building’s technology systems, e.g., lighting control, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, also are evolving to those standards, rapidly coalescing to become an integral component in Îsmart buildingÌ deployment.
Primary reasons for constructing a ÎsmartÌ building relate to first-cost and life-cycle cost savings, as well as improved functionality associated with system integration. In sum, ÎsmartÌ building managers, support staff and tenants can do more with lower costs, greater efficiencies, and heightened technological capabilities.
The convergence of communications networks within our buildings is a significant technological and building transformation, says Jim Sinopoli. Smart Buildings will be followed by handbooks for specific types of buildings, including schools, hospitals and office buildings. The publication can be ordered at www.smart-buildings.com, or via e-mail at [email protected].