27 Jan '15, 10am

The Internet of Things Takes Center Stage

The Internet of Things Takes Center Stage

The International Builders' Show is a favorite venue for manufacturers introducing new tools and building products. The annual show, which just opened in Las Vegas, will draw tens of thousands of building professionals before it ends on Jan. 22. A home show of a different kind opened a few weeks earlier, also in Las Vegas. But instead of I-joists and plywood, it was the "Internet of Things" — the digital world connecting appliances, mechanical systems and other home goods via the internet — that was on display at the Consumer Electronics Show. According to a report posted at ConstructionDive.com , the show featured a variety of new products that connect homeowners to everything from lawn sprinklers to coffee makers and thermostats. Far from a passing fad, interconnected security and energy systems will amount to a $574 million industry this year, an increase of 23 percent ...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/green-buil...

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