What are Smart Buildings?

Since the 18th century to the modern age, buildings have innovated as shown through the electrification of the basic building to the creation of the Smart Building. This then begs the question: what is a smart building? Well, it is one that delivers outstanding outcomes for all users through digital technology.

Their necessity in the modern age is becoming more and more necessary due to:

  • The ongoing climate crisis
  • The growing number of organisations implementing ESG strategies in their practises
  • The evolution in computer and information technology

So, what are the desired outcomes of a smart building?

  • To create an inspirational experience; a workplace that attracts and delights, with flexible and personalised services
  • A sustainable building with a reduced whole-life carbon footprint by using technology to operate the building more efficiently
  • Cost efficiencies by optimising the building’s performance
  • Future-proofing by design and adaptability to new demands

Aside from the undeniable benefits that smart buildings provide for the environment, they are also regarded for providing a better user experience: increased productivity, comfort, and, most importantly, wellbeing.


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