A survey by IBM shows that office buildings in US lag behind the other modern systems in terms of automation and efficiency.

IBM conducted the Smarter Buildings Survey to better understand consumer thinking on urban infrastructure in the wake of critical climate and economic concerns. The key finding from the survey was that office buildings in the US have not kept pace with the automation and efficiency levels of other areas of life such as transportation systems, electrical grids and automobiles, which results in added costs and loss of productivity.

Here are some of the other findings from the study, which surveyed over 6,000 office workers in 16 U.S. cities on issues ranging from office building automation and security to elevator reliability and conservation.

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