INTELLIGENT BUILDINGS – The Future is Smart
Innovations in home and building automation are more accessible than ever before. From single family homes to massive office buildings, Architects and Developers are incorporating this kind of connectivity into their designs and helping owners to alleviate tenant and resident concerns, improve safety and increase efficiencies. From HVAC to security, water to fire, adding integrated technology helps in so many ways:
EXPERT AUDITS – Make Smart Decisions! Analyzing and predicting energy usage patterns is easy when you have the latest data on your operational costs available at your fingertips.
CLEANER ENERGY CONSUMPTION – Utilizing open-protocol and intelligent monitoring for building functions like HVAC, water and electricity creates highly efficient buildings and keeps energy-intensive systems costs low.
PREEMPTIVE REPAIRS – A Smart building can find a problem in your mechanicals, self-diagnose and connect you with a repair person often before you have even realized there is a glitch.
SECURITY – For some time now smart locks and cameras have kept residents safe, with the bonus ability to stream data and footage right to a laptop or phone. But now sensors can alert guards to a specific problem on any floor as it happens, whether the guards are in the lobby or at a single common headquarters.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE – A Smart building can detect smoke, sound the alarm to evacuate the building, contact help and even ID the exact location of a first responder.
The future of building is intelligent and the sooner we embrace this, from the house next door to condos, office buildings and public spaces the more seamlessly we will be able to integrate Smart cities. We can expect this to have a positive impact on our safety, comfort and convenience directly and as we track and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the global environment as a whole. And that’s just Smart innovative thinking.