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Editor’s Note Dear esteemed reader,

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mart buildings are shaping our future in exciting ways. Not just a roof over our head, they are also the basic building blocks of smart cities. The transforming of cities into smart cities begins when they become populated with smart buildings. But what makes a building smart? A smart building is one that uses technologies to automate building management and to deliver useful, integrated and smart services that make occupants productive at the lowest cost and with the least environmental impact over the building’s life cycle. For instance, using data provided by sensors, which is then crunched, smart buildings know when and where to carry out repair works and will alert facility managers accordingly. Furthermore, with smart buildings, manual control of a building’s heating and cooling is no longer required. In short, smart building technology and automation are now able to give the humans living and working inside them the perfect environment to thrive, be happy and be productive. With smart buildings, the once unimaginable is now upon us, and the possibilities are truly boundless.

Michelle Lee Editor

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