Top 5 Benefits of a Smart Building
Smart buildings are designed for intuitive human building interaction. They use occupant data to facilitate efficiency, functionality and comfort. But what are the top 5 benefits of a smart buildings?
1. Produce Smart Data
As innovative technology continuously monitors smart buildings, it is also capturing valuable data regarding how the building functions. This data pertains to electricity, water consumption, building temperature, space utilisation, light levels, etc. Companies can then utilise this data to enhance how smart buildings function and make them more energy-efficient and comfortable for their occupants.
2. Efficient Energy Consumption
Within smart buildings, energy is optimised to its fullest potential. It is optimised through advanced building energy management systems, which, according to buildings.com, can save from 13-66% on energy. Smart lighting can also reduce consumption. Smart lighting allows buildings to switch lights on and off at optimal times during the day. Smart HVAC can customise air conditioning and control ventilation. This results in a cost-saving of up to 32%, depending on the building type.
3. Improve Efficiency
Sensors provide real-time, anonymous data as to how a building is being used. As a result, smart buildings are capable of making heat and light adjustments. As well as this, sensors can identify areas of the building which are under and overused. This provides an opportunity to optimise how building space is used.
4. Increased Productivity
Smart buildings are designed to create a more comfortable experience for their occupants. Smart buildings enjoy automated management of lighting, temperature and air quality in accordance with exterior conditions and the needs of employees. This automation can improve workplace wellbeing and, as a result, improve employee’s productivity levels. As well as this, smart buildings can ensure health and safety standards are being met in a cost-efficient way.
5. Advanced Anticipation
Sensors in smart buildings allow them to anticipate errors in advance of the errors affecting the building’s occupants.
When there is an issue within a smart building, an alert is triggered. This ensures predictive maintenance, which, in turn, saves costs.
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