There’s a good cover story article on Microsoft’s Smart Building Pilot Program in the latest The Leader, it describes the Microsoft Real Estate and Facilitates group effort in using more technology to improve the energy performance of the buildings they manage. The article describes the use of the corporate campus as a living lab focusing on Fault Detection and Diagnosis, Alarm Management, and Energy Management. There’s also a technical overview of the Smart-Building Architecture that is being used – which includes the use of Azure Connect to securely transmit data to relevant vendor applications.
There’s more information in the whitepaper – and other resources….
The Central Role of Cloud Computing in Making Cities Energy-Smart
The Leader - January/February 2012 [12 - 13]