Project Type: Research
Client: Minnesota Conservation Applied Research & Development
LHB is partnering on a Center for Energy & Environment (CEE) led market characterization study exploring the question: How Smart Do Intelligent Buildings Need to Be?
Intelligent building systems offer benefits in energy savings, productivity, and health and safety but can yield increased costs, baseloads, and O&M. This Minnesota Conservation Applied Research & Development (CARD) funded market analysis will determine the optimal mix of smart technologies in different building spaces types for “intelligent buildings” for the Minnesota commercial building sector. The analysis, modeling, and surveys in this project will inform and support utility programs from networked lighting controls to grid-interactive buildings.
LHB’s thought leadership in workplace design provides valuable insight on changing office needs as workers re-enter buildings. This study will address the new office and how intelligent building systems can support increased workplace flexibility and indoor environmental quality as well as energy and carbon reductions.