How smart buildings are now the norm

What is smart building technology?

Linking core systems such as lighting, power meters, water meters, pumps, heating, fire alarms and chiller plants with sensors and control system.

The idea behind smart technology and smart buildings is to make the occupants or employees more productive. The technology is designed to control lighting thermal comfort security sanitation air quality the list is endless the idea is to maintain the optimum level of all of the above factors so the productivity is increased.

There is also cost benefits from smart building technology. A department tasked with reducing energy can be aided by having real-time data piped into their network all about building’s energy usage.

Smart buildings are often hospitals schools and even now stadiums!

The benefits

Benefits range from energy savings to productivity gains to sustainability. 

The benefits are multifaceted.

  1. The business owner there the advantages of advanced troubleshooting, energy efficiency, ensuring the problems are instantly identified within the building and solved.
  2. The employer there are benefits and productivity, employee well-being and possibly lower rents, rates and overheads.
    1. Remember small buildings are huge. They include multi-storey blocks of flats, skyscrapers and huge hotels. These buildings will have energy costs upwards of £1 million a month. So even a relatively small saving on energy bills of 6% represents an enormous saving.
  3. The environment can also benefit from having buildings that use less energy and waste less heat and light.

Smart buildings are one of the defining pieces of London’s urban development in our age.