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Unlocking the Future of Building Automation: An Exclusive Interview with Troy Harvey, CEO of Passive Logic

In an era where technology is reshaping the way we live and work, it's no surprise that our buildings are becoming smarter than ever before. Building automation and control systems are at the forefront of this transformation, and one company is leading the charge - Passive Logic.

We had the privilege of sitting down with Troy Harvey, the visionary founder and CEO of Passive Logic, to gain insights into their groundbreaking technology and its potential to revolutionize the world of smart buildings.

A Glimpse into Passive Logic's Vision

From the very beginning, it's evident that Passive Logic is on a mission to redefine building automation. According to Troy Harvey, the company is focused on "bringing building automation into 2023 by creating generative autonomy for buildings." This bold vision promises to change the way we interact with our built environments, making them more efficient, responsive, and sustainable.

The Four-Pillar Approach

Passive Logic's upcoming event on November 2nd is generating significant buzz. During the interview, Troy Harvey hinted at what attendees can expect. He mentioned a four-pillar approach that includes digital twins and AI compiler technology. These pillars are poised to shape the future of smart buildings, offering not just control but predictive and generative autonomy for building systems.

Open Interfaces and Compatibility

One standout aspect of Passive Logic's approach is their emphasis on open interfaces and support for various protocols and languages. This commitment to compatibility ensures seamless integration with different devices and systems within buildings. It's a crucial step in creating a truly interconnected and responsive environment.

Cost-Efficiency and Accessibility

Troy Harvey also shed light on a common concern in the industry – the cost of building automation integration. Many solutions come with a hefty price tag, making them inaccessible to some. However, with the introduction of tools and APIs by Quantum, Passive Logic is working to streamline the development of building applications, making integration more accessible and cost-effective.

Bridging the Gap

A key point of discussion was the disconnect between the installers of building controls and those seeking building management solutions. Passive Logic recognizes that bridging this gap is essential for the industry's growth. Their innovative technology aims to simplify the process, making it easier for both parties to work together seamlessly.

The Role of AI and Automation

Throughout the interview, the role of AI and automation in building automation was a recurring theme. While these technologies have the potential to make building automation more efficient, Troy Harvey emphasized the need for a broader workforce with the skills to utilize these technologies effectively.

A Date to Remember

In closing, Troy Harvey invited everyone to Passive Logic's event on November 2nd. This event promises to showcase technology that can drive digital transformation in the building industry, opening up new possibilities and opportunities for the industry as a whole.


As our world becomes increasingly interconnected and reliant on technology, the future of building automation holds immense promise. Troy Harvey and Passive Logic are at the forefront of this transformation, pushing boundaries and reimagining the possibilities of smart buildings.

Stay tuned for more insights, updates, and industry innovations as we continue to explore the ever-evolving landscape of technology and its impact on our built environment.

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