BAS integration has long fed our hopes for a future with greater building intelligence. For me, an “intelligent building” is one that connects various non-HVAC systems and uses these connections for operational improvements that go beyond HVAC control. Many instances of BAS integration have become fairly commonplace (e.g., to VFDs, boilers/chillers, some packaged HVAC controls) and expertise with many protocols beyond the usual BACnet, LonTalk, Modbus, etc., is growing. So is now the time to finally see intelligent building applications becoming more widely used? Rather than dwell on this, I’d like to share some intelligent building ideas that might get us excited enough to affect this outcome.