Imagine a world where all HVAC equipment, (i.e chillers, variable frequency drives etc.), all BAS sensors, various components of the electrical systems (i.e electrical panels, meters, lighting fixtures etc.), and various components of all other infrastructure systems are connected to a shared, non-proprietary network that integrates the functionality of each system. The system arrives as an approximate model incorporating all building systems. It proceeds to continuously refine and adapt itself based on the live feedback it receives from the building systems. It predicts the need for maintenance while keeping the building operating at its most comfortable, healthiest, and energy efficient.
In this world, engineering systems are moved from passive/reactive/linear to active/interactive/proactive systems that reduce the need for manual adjustment and monitoring yet offer more capability within the building through faster turnover of key spaces, more real estate value from higher end-user demand, and increased support for the Smart Region movement.