Editorial Guide: Intelligent Buildings

Intelligent buildings' promises to make properties more energy-efficient and make occupants more productive will only be kept if the physical-layer infrastructure supporting building systems is rock-solid. There's no cookie-cutter formula for providing such an infrastructure, meaning each application environment must establish its own requirements, then meet them. The articles in this guide discuss several of the applications and capabilities of intelligent buildings, then focuses on the structured cabling and networking technologies that can enable intelligent buildings to fulfill their promise.