New technologies allow an optimized management of buildings. Smart buildings use connected devices to collect data to reduce energy costs and simplify building maintenance. Benefiting all stakeholders, occupants and managers alike, each smart building under construction is able to offer a new ecosystem of connected services, while reducing costs.
How does the Smart Building work and what are its advantages for commercial real estate players?
The smart building is the latest revolution in the building industry. Digital technologies are being used to provide a more pleasant working and living environment for everyone. Smart buildings are modelled with virtual models, enriched with concrete data obtained with the use of sensors. This information is analysed and allows an artificial intelligence to control:
- electricity consumption,
- equipment maintenance,
- room occupancy.
These systems provide complete supervision in corporate real estate, in order to regulate the temperature of the premises, plan the intervention of service providers, optimize the occupation of car parks, or manage the air conditioning in spaces and lifts. The players, owners, managers and occupants, take advantage of these facilities to meet their needs in real time. Buildings are becoming more self-sufficient, with reduced operating costs and a carbon footprint reduced to meet the major challenge of respecting the environment.
Smart City: what role do IoT and sensors play in making buildings smarter?
The development of smart building into a smart city is only possible with the creation of multiple eco-neighbourhoods, in which a smart grid will be able to supervise the energy supply to each building. To achieve this, smart buildings take advantage of the Internet of Things or IoT with connected systems that guarantee a higher level of comfort for users.
Devices and equipment provide real-time data that can be used to serve employees. It is then possible not to heat empty rooms, to increase the air conditioning according to the outside temperature or to repair a lift before it breaks down thanks to predictive maintenance.
Thanks to the IoT, the development of sensor-based installations marks a new stage in the design and operation of buildings. Smarter, they contribute to the comfort of employees, consume less electricity and are easier to maintain. Essential throughout the life cycle of the smart building, sensors find many cases of use in everyday life. These connected systems are becoming essential tools for the emergence of “smart cities”.