One of the challenges for facility managers as they’ve implemented technology in their buildings is to figure out just how smart their “smart building” is. Unlike for sustainability, there’s no certification or standard for smart building or technology deployment holistically in a building.
Similarly, in the flourishing field of the Building Internet of Things, facility managers are essentially on their own for not only defining what the Internet of Things comprises, but also how to implement it effectively.
As one step in the right direction, two Democrats, two Republicans, and a group of four U.S. Senators recently introduced legislation they're calling the Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things Act (DIGIT Act, for short) to begin studying, codifying, and regulating the “future impact of new technology known as Internet of Things.”
The suggestions of the legislation could be wide-ranging, speeding adoption of Internet of Things not only in commercial buildings but for consumers as well.
Written by Greg Zimmerman
Originally posted on facilitiesnet.com