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Answers to the questions of what constitutes a smart building platform and how it can work in your building are quite diverse.
The reason there are as many definitions as there are experts is that the technology platform has become an “overarching term to describe multi-services,” explained Mo Fahim, practice leader intelligent building technologies with ESD. “That’s because there is no specific definition, no code or standard.”
Fahim expanded on those thoughts during his interview with Building Operating Management magazine for the article “What Can a Smart Building Platform Do For You?” He defines a platform as “basically a solid foundation or framework that is intentionally planned on which a group of services in a technological ecosystem operate in a symbiotic relationship to provide and add value to end users.”