Smart Buildings and Smart Cities

Smart Buildings, Smart Cities

As we see more development in the area of smart buildings, leading to smart cities, there are going to be some issues that must be addressed.

As the smartest city in the world, London merges aspects like economics, governance, technology, and urban planning to help create a highly functional and advanced environment. As the world of technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) advances, the potential for more advanced cityscapes grows significantly. While there are some kinks that are inevitably going to be worked out, smart cities are having trouble advancing to sustainable structures; there are many aspects that we expect will continue to grow and thrive. Today, we’ll be taking a look at two of the current trends and some of the concerns that have arisen with their arrival as well as what the potential solutions to those issues may end up being. 

Smart Buildings 

As one of the fundamental aspects of a smart city, smart buildings are the stepping stones from which a more productive community is made. With a blend of better planning, technological cohesion, and well developed IoT systems, buildings can better fulfill their roles in defining our modern civilization. It’s estimated that around 30% of greenhouse gases and 70% of energy consumption is attributed solely to buildings. With the integration of smart building techniques, we can decrease this substantially. Working towards a more sustainable tomorrow is one of the primary goals of developing smart buildings and smart technology overall, so it’s no wonder that designers of such technologies are seeking ways to cut down on their carbon footprint while still reaping all of the benefits.

From Building Management to City Management Systems 

When working to develop a building management system, it’s critical that you take a holistic approach. Merging different technologies within a building can be tricky, merging them at a city level is even more difficult. Issues like data protection and cybersecurity are even more significant when working on broader level like an entire city, with much more at risk should a threat attack. Centralizing power like this creates all kinds of benefits and there are certainly reasons to scale like this, but it also creates bigger targets. With this in mind, one of the next most crucial steps for the industry is to have knowledgeable parties and policy-makers work to specific protections that will create a security net. Although there are many examples of IoT already in the market at a significant scale, as this industry grows its critical that more work is done, as the digital and physical infrastructure of today is simply not prepared. 


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