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Smart Buildings- Way to the future

The future of buildings is smart. Smart cities need to include smart buildings and likewise, smart buildings need to expand beyond their own walls to touch smart cities. With the cost of connected sensors and cloud computing, internet of things( IoT) devices that intelligently monitor and control the operations of a building are becoming more and more common.

It is estimated that there will be as much as 10 billion devices installed in buildings by 2020, making it one of the fastest growing industries worldwide. Recently, significant advances have been made to connect built environments with the cities that surround them, particularly with sensors that connect buildings to existing infrastructure. The sharing of information between smart buildings and cities will continue to happen in 2020 at a faster pace thanks to advancements in common infrastructure, data standards and access models, and by prioritising the interests of citizens and businesses.

Technology has also changed the way buildings are managed. The latest building management system (BMS) protects investment and creates an optimal first impression. In simplest terms, smart BMS provides deep insights into the real-time performance of assets, predicts potential issues, employs a predictive approach, and delivers significant data to act on. New design tools, technical solutions, and evolving ecosystems have driven the transition to Smart Buildings.

Many buildings have a certain level of in-built intelligence-it could be lighting, HVAC, security, or fire safety. But today, it is possible to achieve much more from the building data, and ultimately, shape future strategies to make better. Simplifying smart building solutions has enabled to track building systems, maximize efficiency, reducing downtime, and maintain a comfortable, productive environment, regardless of technical experience. These buildings also enhance personal safety, comfort, and security.

Greater use of intelligent sensors and subsystems will unleash greater use of data and unlock market advantages. The growth of smart networked occupancy sensors will similarly become an expected feature of the best commercial and institutional facilities. Smart building growth may also unlock new value in prefabricated and modular building approaches. Smart tech and robotics also undergird the new multi-storey warehouses and factories in planning. These features, merging long-standing and futuristic concepts into a showcase of design and construction excellence, add today’s most desirable smart building's convenience and control.

Smart buildings can talk to one another. This benefit has compensated for supply fluctuations and reduced overall energy demand. In simple words, a smart building can limit its energy consumption on days when the city power grid sends an alert that it is near capacity. Smart buildings are much more worth than non-connected buildings. Not only they save money but they also run better. This actively promotes sustainability and efficiency and dramatically reduces consumption and utility costs. These benefits also attract potential tenants, resulting in lower vacancy rates.

Intelligent systems are not just employed where people live and work, but the surrounding infrastructure too. One example of this is parking spaces in and around the building, where there is lots of potential to make things smart. Cameras and sensors can detect what parking spots are free and send this information to commuters, reducing extra laps and unnecessary fuel consumption. Other possibilities include: allowing visitors to reserve parking spaces in advance or automatic online payment systems for frequent users.

One of the most valuable contributions of smart technology is its nature to adapt well with both commercial as well as residential spaces. By not limiting itself to a particular segment, the use of this technology has become more widespread and has connected well with all.

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