Smart Technology’s Influence On Commercial Buildings

Smart Technology’s Influence On Commercial Buildings

Smart technology implementation affords facility managers ways to optimize our use of commercial buildings.

Smart technology has had a hand in the way commercial buildings are designed, constructed, and managed. The widely accepted notion is that smart buildings have automated processes that control operations like HVAC and lighting. However, facility managers can extract so much more from the smart technology and data processing systems we’ve come to rely on. The businesses that occupy commercial buildings don’t just see returns on their productivity and efficiency, but they can also achieve broader corporate goals.

Sustainability and Energy-Efficiency

Companies that aim to reduce emissions and utilize sustainable energy sources can use smart technologies to their advantage. Intelligent buildings measure power performance and consumption. From that data, generated reports can give facility managers the insight they need to automate adjustments for energy-efficiency. Indeed, this is one example of a capability that isn’t necessarily new and ground-breaking. However, smart technology in commercial buildings puts the information at the user’s immediate disposal to more readily comprehend findings and create actionable change.

Optimize Multi-Functional Spaces

Multi-functional spaces grow increasingly popular in commercial buildings, especially for office settings. The idea is to create a space that can meet their different organizational needs and can readily adapt to each required use. As human requirements change, such as configurations for different numbers of occupants, the ambient conditions like lighting and temperature can refine themselves to comfortable levels.

User Well-Being

Smart technologies are self-learning and self-adjusting. Employees benefit from a more comfortable work environment that is conducive to productivity and better problem-solving. Businesses have their smart buildings monitor for life-safety threats, including security and indoor air quality. Implementing the right mix of sensors and controls makes it easy to prioritize occupant well-being.

Self-Diagnosis and Self-Correction

Whatever it is that companies need to accomplish, the smart technology built into the work environment can help them reach their goals. It could be for more common building functions, such as managing thermostats, security systems, Wi-Fi networks, lights, access control, and more. Smart buildings can go as far as to find and assign employee seating. We’ve seen this with hospitals handling patient room assignments. At its core, today’s smart technology can self-diagnosis and self-correct building-wide issues. Following a facility manager’s instructions, intelligent commercial buildings can monitor and maintain just about any function. If something stops working or runs into abnormal scenarios, it can alert the right people to carry out its designated functions seamlessly. In other words, the technology limits interruptions a workplace could encounter.


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