Living Green: 10 Smart Buildings in Boston

Boston boasts stunning architectural achievements. From the imposing John Hancock Tower to the charming Back Bay brownstones, downtown Boston is dotted with impressive buildings, historic treasures and modern marvels. A few hours strolling through our streets or a quick scan of the skyline is enough to convince most that we live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

But lucky for us, not only do our city’s buildings have beauty, they also have brains. Many structures in downtown Boston and beyond are “smart buildings,” meaning they are outfitted with cutting-edge building automation systems which control the building’s entire functionality from a centralized system in the cloud. Today’s BAS (Building Automation Systems) technology integrates previously siloed systems and monitors heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), lighting systems, and often water, fire and life safety. The precise control permitted by BAS enables buildings to operate at maximum efficiency, yielding significant savings on energy costs.

Learn more ways smart buildings save you money: 4 Reasons Building Automation Drives Down Costs.

Not only are Boston’s buildings smart, they are also sustainable. BAS technology eliminates wasteful energy consumption making buildings environmentally-friendly. It shouldn’t surprise that Boston has it’s fair share of smart, eco-friendly buildings. As the first city to establish green building standards and the fifth leading city for environmental sustainability, Boston is a national leader in green living and construction.

Learn more about Boston’s Growing Green Scene

But enough talk about all these smart buildings in Boston. Take a look for yourself. From the up-and-coming innovative waterfront to the historic heart of the Hub, cutting-edge construction can be found throughout our city. Check out these 10 standout examples of smart, building automations right here in your own backyard.

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