Friday, May 8, 2009

Case Western Reserve Teams with Cisco for Smart Buildings

Cisco is working with Case Western Reserve University to transform its campus facilities into an integrated smart building infrastructure implementing the latest networking technology.

With Cisco executives, Case Western Reserve is launching a new Connected Real Estate project. The university will pilot the new technology solutions in its Frank O. Gehry-designed Peter B. Lewis Building, its biomedical Wolstein Research Building and one of its largest campus residence halls, known as Pierce Hall.

"Connected Real Estate is about changing the way buildings, campuses, communities, and cities are designed, built and managed in the most efficient and economical fashion while maintaining environmental responsibility. Collaborating with thought leaders such as the Case Western Reserve University is another example of Cisco's commitment to create 'smart connected communities' which take advantage of the network as the platform," said Thierry Martens, vice president, Cisco Worldwide Connected Real Estate practice.

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