Earlier this year, the White House via the Energy Department released a draft definition for net-zero buildings, creating clearer guidelines for what qualifies – including being highly energy-efficient, free of on-site emissions from energy use, and powered solely by clean energy.

By solidifying clear standards, building controls and the Internet of Things (IoT) technology will play an increasingly significant role in improving building efficiency and facilitating the journey toward achieving net-zero carbon emissions.

Erin McDannald, CEO of Elevated, a smart building controls software company, recently joined us to chat about everything from smart buildings management to energy management and predictive maintenance.

You can also read more about Erin from our International Women’s Day series.