Smart Building Technology Trends

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Find out how smart building technology can save you money

Anyone associated with intelligent building design and implementation knows just how quickly technology is advancing and new trends are emerging. To keep your business on the cutting edge of new developments you should be aware of smart building technology trends. If you own or manage a commercial building, it is your responsibility to consider the many benefits of smart building solutions. Smart building technology trends are the future building model for all systems operations within your building infrastructure.

1. Sustainability

The advantages of mechanical and technological advances are great and can increase your building’s performance and efficiency, while lowering operating costs. A new trend in smart building is having building management system software monitor for environmental hazards. New sustainability goals focus on reducing the carbon footprint of your building’s operation. BMS system software can monitor and collect data on energy and water usage inside your building. The natural environment is enhanced when companies behave responsibly toward their energy usage and waste control.

2. Occupant Expectations

Office buildings and other properties that rent out space to tenants will have to meet the demand of future tenant expectancy and improved tenant experience. Your building management system software will play an important role in providing available data for tenants to access via mobile apps. Useful amenities that will attract new tenants, retain existing ones, and provide excellent referrals include:

  • Temperature setting selection for specific areas via building management system software mobile apps.
  • Reliable internet connectivity
  • Improved building-related information such as: emergency alerts, maintenance issues in their area, cafeteria or parking garage information etc.
  • BMS system software mobile apps to locate available spaces such as conference rooms etc.

3. Utility Costs

The demand for less and cheaper energy usage has never been greater than now. Building management system software that monitors and analyzes energy usage in real-time, provides important information to managers who can reconfigure energy usage. Aggregate operational costs, including electricity and water, can be reduced by about 40 % as compared to non-optimized buildings.

4. Air Quality

Another smart building technology trend is air quality control, which is essential to the good health of your building’s occupants. Poor air quality adversely affects the health of hundreds of thousands of individuals per year. Volatile organic compounds (VOC) can be monitored via IO T devices that are connected to your building management system software, which manages your building’s environment to improve ventilation and air quality. Other toxic substances and harmful gases are also monitored in outside areas of your property such as parking garages, loading docks etc. Air pollution affects worker absences and production, costing U.S. companies about $226 billion per year. Air quality control is an essential aspect of smart building technology.

5. Sustainability

Providing preventive measures to safeguard your building’s operations is always a challenge. When systems fail they can disrupt operations and may need time to repair, which places undue stress on building managers and engineers. Technicians can wait for equipment to fail before replacing it or replace it before it fails, even though it may have a few more years of good use. This is a costly way to avoid system failures. Smart building technology utilizes IOT hardware, such as sensors, to report on equipment performance. Predictive equipment maintenance uses devices that can detect signs of failure before they actually occur. This allows for specific repairs before the complete collapse of a system, keeping building operations running smoothly and efficiently. Sensors can be placed almost anywhere throughout a structure to collect and analyze data, and can be accessed from your BMS system software.

Some of the many IOT sensors used for measuring equipment performance are:

  • Thermal imaging monitors temperature ranges outside the operation values of equipment
  • Vibration sensors detect vibratory pattern deviances
  • Ultra-sonic noises can detect covert issues like cracks or holes where gases can escape unnoticed

Smart building technology is improving at a rapid pace and has the capability to increase your business and property values, plus significantly save on operating costs and decrease your carbon footprint. To begin implementing your smart building technology contact Advanced Control Corporation today at: 954-491-6660.