The building owners are now focusing on building smart buildings to make lives more comfortable and eco-friendly. If you don’t know about smart buildings, the following discussion will be very helpful.
Optimized HVAC system
Smart buildings have an optimized HVAC system. It uses advanced software to control the pump speed, water flow, fan speed, and other functions. So, you can feel comfortable at home and office as you can get the optimum temperature and humidity.
An automated HVAC system can maximize the performance of the HVAC system. You can expect significant carbon dioxide reduction.
Smart buildings keep the electricity consumption within sustainable levels. In many places, ‘demand response’ incentives are offered. For example, in California, a ‘scheduled load reduction program’ is carried out.
Here the landlords are encouraged to reduce the electricity usage during peak hours. As a result, they will earn 10 cents for every kilowatt-hour cut back. In the long run, you will have good savings.
Smart buildings have network-based security systems. Some buildings have a visitor management service. In this case, visitor registration is used directly from the email client. The security providers also offer wireless intrusion detection systems.
So, the building managers can choose various motion sensors and mobile transmitters to automate the protection of the building. There are security systems the building owners can buy that they can control using their smartphones.
Many smart buildings have smart sensors for lighting. There is a management system that can align lighting controls, LED drivers, motorized window shades, and other related things.
This way, the lighting expenditure can be reduced considerably. In a smart building, fluorescent lighting is replaced by energy-saving LED lighting along with smart sensor systems.
You can control your appliance from a remote location. For example, you can have a network-based freezer to reduce costs. You can have a refrigeration sensor also so that you know which food is about to expire.
This will reduce the amount of spoiled food. You can track the temperature of your refrigerator remotely. The air conditioning system can also be controlled this way.
The data collected from the monitoring sensors can be interpreted by software that can make resource optimization predictions. Electricity failures and other problems can now be detected earlier, and unfortunate events can be avoided.
Smart buildings can make people’s lives more comfortable. Due to the new technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence, it is now possible to control everything in the building using sensors and software.