Open building data for smarter cities
The drive for open data sets in smart cities is really starting to gain steam, as individuals and organizations worldwide look for correlations between traffic, weather, lighting, air quality, crime, affordable housing and more. Open building data in that context should be regarded as one of the most critical pieces to the sustainable, smart city puzzle. As we say around Buddy, you can’t have smart cities, without smart buildings, since they account for over 40% of resource consumption in cities. And we don’t think smart equals the most expensive or feature rich technology, it starts with knowledge of what’s coming in and what’s going out. Once those baselines are set, the plan for efficiency and reduction can really get going.