Bright Green Buildings: Convergence of Green and Intelligent Buildings

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The Continental Automated Buildings Association has released a comprehensive report on “bright” green buildings. “Bright” green buildings leverage intelligent technologies to support environmental sustainability while providing a significant return on investment (ROI).

The report features several real-world examples that show how property companies around the world have employed advances in green building and networking technologies to increase profits, lower costs, and help the environment.

Frost and Sullivan authored the report with contributions from several industry leaders.
Companies providing input include:

 BAE Systems
Johnson Controls
 Cisco Systems, Inc.
Legrand (Ortronics/The Wattstopper)
 CommScope, Inc.
Natural Resources Canada
 Delta Controls Inc.
Robinson Solutions Inc.
 Encelium Technologies Inc.
Sloan Monitored Systems
 Global Environment Fund
 Herman Miller Inc.
Tridel Corporation
 InfoComm International
Panduit, Corp.

According to Peter Templeton, Senior VP of Education & Research at the U.S. Green Building Council, the "report provides the entire building industry with a useful primer and discussion about the role and performance benefits of integrated control systems in green buildings. he conclusions of the study help advance progress toward achieving our vision of a sustainable built environment within a generation."   Peter van der Stok of Philips Research Laboratories Eindhoven states: "I recommend this CABA report often, because it contains a wealth of information."

Webinar Presentation
The Bright Green Buildings - Convergence of Green and Intelligent Buildings
CABA has made a new webinar about its Bright Green Buildings report immediately available. The presentation that debuted on the 2degrees Network in November 2009, featured Konkana Khaund, Industry Analyst - Environment & Building Technologies for Frost & Sullivan.  The webinar identifies exciting developments in technology and analyzes their implications for buildings; i.e. lowering energy costs and enabling buildings to comply with smart grid and net zero targets of the future.


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