Pardon us if we're just a little skeptical of Cisco's plans to make "smart buildings" that save energy.
Their "Connected Bus" experiment that failed to integrate with NextBus was, at best, silly; and their Urban EcoMap is cringe-worthy greenwashing. But now here they are with "Smart Buildings," unveiled last week at Cisco Live. Uh huh.
It seems to be mostly geared towards enterprise, not home construction; and it's still under development. We'll be sure to let you know when they actually start mass-producing these things, provided we're still alive in the year 2130.