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CONNECTED DETROIT IoT: Bedrock Detroit
received the 2017 Cochrane Controls-Con Conference "Industrial
IoT Innovation" award in recognition of its innovation and implementation of a portfolio-wide
smart building strategy, as well as
its commitment to improving the
Bedrock Detroit also received
the IBCON/Realcomm "Digie"
Award for Most Intelligent Building Projects for its comprehensive
smart building strategy and its
ongoing willingness to share successes and failures in the industry.
Guardiola regularly speaks at the
Engineering Society of Detroit
and led the effort to make Detroit
a 2030 District.
The members of the Detroit
2030 District work together to
promote and reach the goals of
the 2030 Architecture Challenge,
which is to have all new buildings,
developments and major renovations carbon-neutral by 2030. In
2002, architect Edward Mazria
established Architecture 2030, a
nonprofit organization that was
created in response to the climate
"I'm on the Detroit 2030 District
board and it's my job to educate
and teach building owners and
developers what I know and the
processes and procedures to smart
building," Guardiola says. "We at
Bedrock try to talk about smart
building at international conferences and share our knowledge."
Moving forward, Bedrock
Detroit will continue to develop
one-year smart building plans as
the IoT continues to evolve every
day. "We are integrating things
that people don't even consider,"
Guardiola says. "Who is integrating elevators? We are because we
can capture an elevator if there
is a building threat and hold it
on the first floor until the police
arrive, for example.
"When a tenant swipes their
keycard, it can call an elevator to
meet him or her in the parking
garage and signal the lights and air
conditioning to come on in their
suite," he continues. "The computers literally get smarter with usage.
The future is unlimited."
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