Smart technologies and smart buildings are paving the way for the future. These terms are regularly being bounced around and are becoming common terminology in the workplace, but what does it actually mean for something to be smart, and what is a smart building? As matter experts in helping businesses to integrate smart technologies into their workplaces, we have tried to summaries each one.
Smart technologies have been evolving over a long period of time but are now becoming ingrained as part of company culture and a necessity in any agile or hybrid working environment.
The term ‘smart’ originally comes from the acronym “Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology”. Which has now become widely known as just “smart’. With smart tech, we now have the ability to collect, store, analyse and distribute vast amounts of data. Crucially, this means that not only can we observe, monitor and control various processes, companies can make business improvements based on real facts and figures.
Buildings of the future, ‘smart buildings’, are designed to make employees and employers life’s easier as well as contributing to bettering the planet, with the help of complex, integrated smart technology.
Smart buildings are any structures that use integrated processes, smart engineering or creative design and technology to self-regulate the building’s environment and operations.
A human-centric approach to design is at the core of smart buildings. From the moment people step inside the vicinity until the moment they leave, a smart building will have the capability to determine the percentage of the workforce inside the building at any given time, and automatically adjust the settings of its facilities according to their needs and requirements. From WiFi connections, utilities, air conditioning, locker facilities and desks; smart buildings place people at the centre.
We’ve said it before and we will say it again, smart buildings are the future. Data gathering, remote and automated management systems, digital infrastructures, wireless technologies, and energy efficient systems all fall under the smart category, but when you integrated all of these systems together is when the whole building becomes smart as a collective. The use of interconnected technologies make buildings more intelligent and responsive and ultimately improve their performance, as well as the performance of the people within them.
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