It is no surprise that with technology giving birth to “smart” everything, smart buildings have also come to life. A smart building is a building designed to tackle the excessive use of energy resources. Such structures have all their technological features linked to promote efficient use of resources and encourage a comfortable living.
Since the concept of smart buildings is still in its infancy, features like sensors also help collect data to create a better system over time. As a result, smart buildings have countless benefits.
The main aim behind the emergence of smart buildings was to reduce energy consumption. However, during the 70s, the harmful effects of utilizing too much energy came to light, and the world started adapting its technological growth to serve this aim.
Research shows that depending on the system of the building, up to 30% of energy resources can be conserved. This means efficient use of resources as well as lower costs.
Certain areas of buildings are used in different ways and thus have additional energy requirements. Using sensors to collect data on what areas require more resources can result in more efficient use of resources.
This method can also promote efficient use of space as these sensors will help locate over and underused areas in a building. This will enable the use of the facility to its maximum capacity, thus making it efficient.
It is no doubt that some manual maintenance work needs to be carried out once in a while, but technology today has improved to identify the need for maintenance work before too much damage is done. Because of this, the period between manual maintenances is more as most cracks are repaired before they become worse.
Smart buildings create a healthier environment suited to increase productivity levels. Examples of this include proper lighting, individual temperature control, and appropriate ergonomics.
Buildings are monitored, and features are made more accessible to their occupants through advanced technology. All of this contributes to better mental health and increases motivated resulting in efficient work yield.
Sensors provide statistical data, which helps the computers come up with more efficient patterns of resource use. Since this pattern is based on evidential data, it is more likely to be accurate. As a result, planning becomes more useful over time with more and more data, and resource management becomes close to perfect.