Building design can be significantly optimized by collecting data from connected devices. An essential element of the smart building, BIM (Building Information Modeling) makes it possible to transcribe this information into a single platform, understandable by all the players. It contributes to the implementation of a smart grid, a smart energy network that adapts to users’ needs.
Smart Building: how to optimize energy consumption and reduce costs?
The smart building is a powerful asset for optimizing the energy efficiency of buildings. By using connected sensors, an efficient system can be put in place to better understand user behaviour. A smart building uses various technologies, such as communicating meters.
The data collected by these connected devices is essential for the creation of smart grids, advanced networks that use artificial intelligence. They allow electricity production to be adapted in real time to meet the real needs of users.
A smart grid can also become a distribution network when it integrates the production of renewable energies, by producing its own green electricity with photovoltaic installations, for example. In this case, electricity storage equipment can be used more efficiently. These various innovations ensure greater comfort on a daily basis while reducing consumption peaks and limiting breakdowns.
For the players in the sector, this principle can become both a source of savings and the basis for a new construction method that is more respectful of environmental issues.
Smart grids, smart energy networks for real-time management
The smart grid system paves the way for the implementation of the smart city, in which the collection and use of data improves the level of services, increases energy efficiency and reduces costs. A smart grid is able to optimise the supply of electricity and heat to a whole district. The needs of users, which are constantly evolving with new technologies, are then ensured through real-time adjustments to the distribution network.
With large-scale connected infrastructures, it becomes possible to move from the smart building to the smart city. Smart cities require flexible and dynamic energy management, both in terms of power generation, storage and distribution, in every neighbourhood. The integration of renewable energies into the grid can also be facilitated by artificial intelligence. With smart cities, a more energy-conscious lifestyle and consumer comfort is possible.