Intelligent Building Dictionary


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Intelligent Buildings require cooperation between traditional building trades; building automation; Green Building specialists; experts in new technologies like lighting control, digital signage, and intelligent bathrooms; and Information Technology specialists to integrate building systems and enterprise information systems.

This convergence of disciplines has resulted in an explosion of specialized terms, acronyms, and jargon. The experts at the Building Intelligence Group created this dictionary to help novices and experts cut through the confusion and understand the vocabulary of this fast growing field.

This dictionary features:

  • Clear concise definitions over more than 2,500 terms, organized and cross referenced for fast easy access.
  • Links to sources of additional information.
  • Summary tables is a service of Hands-on-Guide and Building Intelligence Group.

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