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Delivering Smarter Buildings

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Image from the New York Times Archives

Delivering smarter buildings is not new. It has been a topic of discussion for years. Delivering smart buildings, or at least the vision of one, originated in the early 1980s as seen from these excerpts from the New York Times:

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Insights and Perspectives: A View from a Technology and Solution Provider

The built environment is in its most transformative and compelling period we have seen over the last twenty-five years.

The pandemic has stress-tested the built environment in unexpected and unwelcome ways. It has revealed new vulnerabilities and exposed old inefficiencies. New technologies and increased functions from existing control systems have helped us adapt. Painful as it has been—the pandemic shockwave—brought greater clarity of vision on how buildings and facilities must now perform, be managed, and operate.

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Project Haystack Connections Magazine Fall 2020

As a Founding Member of The Project Haystack organization, we are delighted to announce the publication of the eighth issue of the Project Haystack Connections Magazine! It is a true testament to the mission that the Haystack Community is committed to and highlights many of the accomplishments that have been made over the past six months. We feel it is especially relevant during these challenging times as we redefine how we work and manage the built environment.

The theme of the Fall 2020 issue is 'Making It All Work Together'.  You can download the issue at:

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In Honor of Alex Trebek

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As a long-time Jeopardy fan, the passing of its host, Alex Trebek marked an end of an era.

The show debuted in 1964 with Alex gaining the host seat in in 1984. There have been in excess of 8,000 episodes aired. Some other data points about the show:

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8 Months In

So here we are, eight months into the largest change agent to hit the built environment in the last 25 years (heck maybe of all time). In just a few months’ time, the COVID-19 crisis has brought about years of change, has disrupted the economy, accelerated shifts in how we do things, and created changes that will be with us forever.

As I have previously commented, COVID-19 has brought into sharp focus the need to harness and leverage our buildings digital infrastructure and has created a newfound urgency on how facilities need to be operated and managed. We are beyond seeking to build our way out of the crisis; we are now building our way out.

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