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Connecting building owners and occupants


Smart devices are everywhere—from the phone in your hand, to the heat pump in your house, to the thermostat in your office. Industry estimates show a continued increase in popularity, growing by 145 percent between 2015 and 2017.

As buildings grow smarter, they will be better able to talk to their equipment, other buildings, and service providers, such as the power grid, while also becoming better connected to their occupants.

At PNNL, we're making true interoperability possible. Our researchers are actively participating in crucial emerging marketplace planning so that building operators, their communities, and technology providers are better prepared for the future.

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