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IBM moving into the Business of "Cities as Living Organisms"

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  • Franz Nahrada
    http://asmarterplanet.com/ City buildings will sense and respond like living organisms As people move into city buildings at record rates, buildings will be
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 19, 2009
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      City buildings will sense and respond like living organisms

      As people move into city buildings at record rates, buildings will be
      built smartly. Today, many of the systems that constitute a building
      - heat, water, sewage, electricity, etc. - are managed
      independently. In the future, the technology that manages facilities
      will operate like a living organism that can sense and respond
      quickly, in order to protect citizens, save resources and reduce
      carbon emissions. Thousands of sensors inside buildings will monitor
      everything from motion and temperature to humidity, occupancy and
      light. The building won't just coexist with nature - it will harness
      it. This system will enable repairs before something breaks,
      emergency units to respond quickly with the necessary resources, and
      consumers and business owners to monitor their energy consumption
      and carbon emission in real-time and take action to reduce them.
      Some buildings are already showing signs of intelligence by reducing
      energy use, improving operational efficiency, and improving comfort
      and safety for occupants.


      Franz
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