17 Apr

Microsoft building the city of the future

In this link via Brandon Rhodes on twitter, a hint of Bruce Sterling’s spimes and the internet of things here, in Microsoft’s networked campus.

“The software that he and his team built strings together thousands of building sensors that track things like heaters, air conditioners, fans, and lights – harvesting billions of data points per week. That data has given the team deep insights, enabled better diagnostics, and has allowed for far more intelligent decision making. A test run of the program in 13 Microsoft buildings has provided staggering results – not only has Microsoft saved energy and millions in maintenance and utility costs, but the company now is hyper-aware of the way its buildings perform.”

(Via 88 Acres.)