Smart Buildings and the Internet of Things: New Concepts for Operations and Occupant Experience


Course approved for AIA, BOC and BOMI ceu credits.

For commercial buildings, the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating new levels of operating efficiency. But it also promises a new business model for enhanced space utilization, occupant experience and business productivity. Like the smart cellphone has done to the idea of the telephone, and the self-driving car will soon do to the idea of the automobile, IoT capabilities will transform buildings into workplace assets that contribute much more to the success of the businesses that occupy them.

Course Tuition: Free

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the expanded capabilities of IoT-enhanced smart buildings.
  • Recognize how microchip-embedded sensors can be installed to monitor almost any device in a building.
  • Understand how the cost of employees (salaries, benefits, etc.) is a component of total occupancy costs, how smart spaces increase employee productivity, and how to quantify the productivity on the bottom line.
  • Learn the latest applications of IoT-enabled lighting systems, enterprise workplace solutions, security systems and life/fire safety systems.


From our sponsor:

Chris Olson

Custom Content Director

Chris Olson is Custom Content Director of BUILDINGS Media, where he focuses on digital and print content for professionals who design, build and operate commercial and public buildings. He has more than 23 years of experience in the facilities management and nonresidential architecture/engineering/construction industries. At BUILDINGS Chris develops research and industry reports on a variety of energy management and building systems topics