Building Automation Systems have transformed dramatically in the past few years. Advances in technology, rising energy costs, increasing code compliance have been drivers of this change. Today’s modern building management platforms have more convergence with IT than ever before for increased performance, security, and scalability. Get ready to shift your thinking and learn about the buzz about the “Internet of Things” and how a modern platform can be used as a converged system for not only lighting, lighting control and metering, but also leveraged as unlocking valuable data such as occupancy and location, asset management, in-store personal assistance, and so much more. The internet of things (IoT) is not just about the things in your spaces, it’s about the people who use your space, revealing the "internet of us."
Stefani Szczechowski is a Business Development with Distech Controls, a subsidiary of Acuity Brands. Today, Acuity Brands is no longer manufacturing just lighting, but also is a leader in the Smart Building Industry, providing an IoT framework that unifies your building controls, lighting devices, management systems and networks in order to unharness meaningful data and derive further value through modern IoT infrastructure and applications. She has been in the building automation for over a decade in a variety of roles. Prior to her role with Distech, she has a variety of experience with BMS projects and also selling larger scale energy efficiency projects and chiller plant optimization projects to large end users and healthcare customers. She has been an ASHRAE member since 2008 and earned her LEED Green Associate in 2014. She is passionate about articulating open building automation system technology and discussing the evolution of smart buildings.