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ARM believes that by 2035 one trillion devices will be connected to the internet. We will find a large number of them in the next generation of high performing buildings. According to McKinseyi, half the opportunities for Internet of Things (IoT) vendors are expected to come from the built environment; from homes, buildings, factories and cities.

More than 50 percent of the world’s seven billion people already live in cities. By 2050 close to ten billion people will inhabit our planet, two-thirds of whom will be urban dwellers. In order to support this rapid urbanization, buildings need to be smarter and more sustainable. Smart buildings will positively impact the health and productivity of these citizens while improving the environment and the economy.

However, complex relationships between tenants, landlords, utility suppliers and service providers, who grapple with misaligned incentives, security concerns and complex technologies that deliver poor returns on investment, are hindering the adoption of smart technology in buildings. To inspire the trust and confidence of all the decision makers in this value chain, technology vendors must provide solutions that are low cost, low maintenance, easy-to-use and highly secure.

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