Building automation has advanced just within our lifetime at a baffling rate.
1950: Automated buildings rely on pneumatic controls with compressed air.
1980s: Microprocessors move the industry from compressed air to analog then digital controls (nothing short of a revolution).
1990s: Open protocols allow controlled facilities to actually communicate with one another.
2000: Wireless technology allows components to communicate without cable attachments.
2015: Cognitive Buildings extrapolate the most unexpected of data sources—how occupants use and interact within a structure
2020: IDCM expands on cognitive buildings by extending data from the IT infrastructure down to the workload and its a"ect on energy and thermal demands on the building