Webinar: How Smart Buildings help Future Proof Your Investment


Trends in Development:  East Hants invites local developers, businesses, real estate professionals, investors, and the public to take advantage of this free learning opportunity brought to you by one of our partners in our rural broadband efforts, i-Valley.


We will be streaming it live in the boardroom of the Municipal Office but space is limited!
Please RSVP to business@easthants.ca if you would like to attend.

Date:          Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
Time: 11am – 12:30pm Atlantic Time
Where: Lloyd E Matheson Centre, Elmsdale, NS
Room: Uniacke Township Conference Room 270
RSVP: business@easthants.ca


Prefer to attend in your office or at home?  Simply register your own location with Cisco Webex.


Supporting Organizations:

Smart Buildings Webinar IT World Canada      Smart Buildings Webinar Tridel      Smart Buildings Webinar hanatech     Smart Buildings Webinar CATA Alliance

Smart Buildings Webinar intel        Smart Buildings Webinar cisco      Smart Buildings Webinar i-valley    Smart Buildings Webinar i-canada


Webinar Description

Future-proofing Multi-Dwelling Real Estate Investments with Smart Buildings


It’s no longer just LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!  Fast and smart services are now rated the single most important amenity for Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) residents, more important than a pool, 24-hour security monitoring, covered parking, gym access and even cable TV.  Renters will pay $80/month more for fiber-serviced apartments.  Smart services can add 11 percent to net income for MDU owners and operators per average apartment unit.

  • How are multi-family building contractors positioning their developments for these services and preparing the infrastructure and broadband pipe for everything coming its way?
  • Which smart features are available to developers?
  • How can smart technology such as thermostats, locks and appliance solutions, be added to existing buildings?


The Picture for Smart Buildings

Sunita leads the product strategy for Intel’s Internet of Things (IoT) Products for the Smart Building sector.  She will give an overview of “Smart Buildings”, describing the features that define its benefits for  facilities management and enhanced occupant experiences.

Sunita Shenoy,
Director of Products
 sunita shenoy smart buildings

Smart Features, Smart Installations

At the front line of the newest technology in building automation and smart solutions, Ali will describe applications like the ‘digital concierge’, smart access and security, and applications that allow one person to control multiple buildings.

Ali Nafarieh; PhD Internetworking
VP & Cofounder 
Hanatech Inc
 ali nefarieh smart buildings

The Journey From The Trenches

Ted will share his experiences about ‘selling’ the idea of  creating a network-centric building internally, stressing that making a Smart Building returns the investment many-fold. He will focus on the rise of cellular as an operating platform.

Ted Maulucci
Chief Information Officer,
Tridel (builder of 80,000 homes)
 ted maulucci smart buildings


i-Valley is a not-for-profit organization delivering the benefits of Rural Broadband and Smart Communities to Public and Private-sector groups.  Its partners include municipalities in Hants, Kings, Annapolis and Digby Counties.

Terry Dalton
 terry dalton smart buildings


HOT TREND:  In-building cellular coverage, with Distributed Antenna Systems
Smart applications have the potential to add new ways for the Commercial Real Estate sector to create deeper value for customers, differentiate from competitors, and even find new sources of revenue. Experts say smart buildings — featuring cutting-edge, fiber-optic networking designed to improve the tenant experience, operating efficiencies and expenses — boast happier tenants and lower energy bills than other properties. The pace of adoption is speeding up as the proliferation of in-home devices with huge demand for bandwidth has required more and faster access points and faster circuits to the internet.  Video traffic alone is expected to be 80 percent of all consumer internet traffic in 2019.

Other Reasons to Consider “Smart Building:

  • Occupancy: Smart Building residents spread the word, reducing customer acquisition costs;
  • Savings to Builders: Energy Management reduces costs and meets environmental regulations;
  • Savings to Occupants: Internet strategies yield 50% cost reduction for residents; and
  • Demographic: Smart senior communities improve the bottom line;

To learn more about East Hants’ research and learning as we investigate rural broadband and digital trends, visit our Rural Broadband East Hants (Smart East Hants) page.