Is a modern building smart? We often think of a building as a living, breathing thing. Smart buildings certainly bolster that impression with solutions that respond to and optimize our use of resources, reducing consumption. While individual benefits are no small thing, intelligent buildings really have an eye to minimizing the environmental impact. Sustainable skyscrapers can draw on the Internet of Things to manage and connect, and on intelligent building technology like energy-efficient windows, aerodynamic design for low-maintenance ventilation and even smart elevators that generate energy for the building. A building that thinks with us – and the environment. That’s smart.