Jim is the Austin, Texas-based Managing Principal of Smart Buildings, an engineering and design firm that works with owners to develop solutions, technologies and strategies to create sustainable buildings that are operationally and energy efficient.
The firms’ numerous awards including the “Harry J. Pfister” award from the Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) and the Smart Building Company of the Year from The New Economy. Jim is a 2012 winner of the Digital Impact Award.
Jim’s pioneering approach to designing Smart Buildings incorporates an innovative amount of system integration.
As outlined in Jim’s first four articles defining a Smart Building, his approach integrates cabling infrastructure, lighting control systems, facility management tools, system integration, Audio/Visual, water, networks and security, fire alarm and occupant satisfaction, electrical, metering, and video surveillance systems.