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Integration Intel: Determining the Costs and ROI of a Smart Building

With an understanding of total cost of ownership, systems integrators can advise facility operators as to how much technology they can apply and receive a favorable ROI.

Today, integrated buildings are more than facilities with open systems operating HVAC equipment. They are “smart buildings,” facilities with sophisticated automation systems promising unparalleled levels of control and the potential to greatly reduce energy costs. How does an owner achieve these benefits and obtain a favorable return on investment (ROI)? There are several factors to consider before investing in a powerful new system and creating a smart, integrated building.

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