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Why New Daedalus?

Daedalus was the mythical great architect and artificer of the classical world. Today, embedded intelligence is enabling the most profound changes in the way we create and use buildings since his day.

Building Intelligence meets the Intelligent Building. The Intelligent Building negotiates with the Intelligent Grid. How will this transform how we interact with the physical world?

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Thanks to the Council

Thursday night I got an award from the GridWise Architectural Council, for introducing the vision of GridWise AC to standards groups, and the standards and architectures of e-business to GridWise. I stumbled through something, said something tongue-tied, I don’t know. I knew it was coming, but I was still caught off guard when it happened.

What I did not say was thanks. Thanks to a group of intelligent vital people who are working very hard to make things better. Thanks very much to a group that may do more to enable the greening of the buildings industry, and the reduction of carbon, than any 500 ”leaders” you are likely to read about in the popular press. Thanks to a group of people that understands the wisdom and creativity of markets, and wants to set them loose on the toughest problems of our time.

All analysis of GridWise suggests that it can accomplish huge reductions in the requirements for power in the US by shifting power allocation during the day. The part that is exciting is that these benefits are only the first generation. With innovation and incentive yoked together, there will be secondary changes driven by the first generation. Near-Grid housing, Zero Carbon Buildings, and many other initiatives will all be birthed by the initial changes to the economics and operation of power generation.

Thanks, gang, for letting me participate.

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