Smart Buildings – how intelligent buildings support us in the future
Network solutions and new IoT services are transforming commercial buildings into smart, efficient, sustainable, safe, and comfortable environments that intelligently adapt and respond to people’s needs. But how exactly will owners, operators, and users benefit in the future? And how can existing “dumb” buildings acquire intelligence?
Networked solutions and services for Smart Buildings
Digitalization is a powerful driver of change in today’s world. It is making it easier for us to live and work, enabling new forms of collaboration, and simplifying complex processes. It allows us to enjoy new dimensions of comfort and convenience along with greater safety and better protection. At the same time, digitalization and connectivity are generating a steady stream of new possibilities for transforming commercial buildings into intelligent, proactive living and working worlds.
All of this is happening at breakneck speed, and the possibilities are still far from exhausted. Artificial intelligence is increasingly mingling with the Internet of Things, resulting in innovative AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) solutions that generate even more value along with greater efficiency, comfort, and safety. At the same time, intelligent networking of technical building systems is boosting efficiency and enabling new, intelligent services.
Intelligent buildings ...
... are the sustainability drivers of the future
Buildings rank among the biggest energy consumers and account for nearly 40% of global CO₂ emissions. They therefore harbor great potential for helping us achieve the goal of climate neutrality by the year 2050.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if future buildings could autonomously monitor, regulate, analyze, and optimize their own energy consumption? If they contributed to achieving greater sustainability every day of the year by intelligently and sensitively adjusting temperatures, lighting, and ventilation in response to changing requirements? And regulating themselves to ensure the comfort of their users while using energy so efficiently that operating costs are slashed while benefiting the environment?
… are attractive because they increasingly support us
In the future, smart buildings that are both safe and sustainable while pleasantly supporting their users with new digital features will enjoy a clear edge in the market. Space will also be utilized much more flexibly than is currently the case.
How well a building meets its users’ needs will influence where members of the generation of “digital natives” prefer to spend their time. Highly automated buildings are already able to support “new work” approaches today. And in the not-so-distant future, intelligent buildings will also make our everyday lives easier with more and better IoT-based services.
… and think along to ensure optimal operation.
Quickly identifying and resolving problems, anticipating the need for maintenance and automatically planning it, optimally utilizing areas and rooms – these are just a few of the many new possibilities that intelligent buildings open up for enabling their operators to optimally manage them.
The changing ways in which buildings and people interact are also transforming management processes, simplifying on-site and facilitating remote maintenance, and extending service intervals. Buildings themselves are becoming the best partners of facility and energy managers, supporting the everyday work of everyone involved, simplifying processes, and helping to lastingly lower operating costs.
Video: Smart Building
Amy has invited her daughter May to come along and spend the day in her office. The integrated building automation solutions help both Amy and May throughout the day: From finding a parking space to personalized workstations, indoor navigation and facial recognition, sunlight harvesting to CO₂ reduction – in short: building solutions for a better life.
The future of commercial buildings lies in networked solutions that let operators and investors reduce risks and costs while facilitating operations.
How can existing buildings be lifted into the digital age?
Building automation, energy management and security systems: a wide range of technologies, systems, and sensors have already been installed in many older buildings. Unfortunately, in many cases they merely coexist instead of working together. To generate the greatest possible benefits, we are enabling existing buildings to benefit from the digital possibilities of the 21st century, while ensuring consistent standards and intelligent data capture to generate greater value. Technologies, software, systems, and sensors are being integrated with knowledge of a building’s processes and routines in a digital environment. All of the information is merged in an all-embracing solution architecture that is designed to master key challenges such as connectivity, secure data storage and processing, and visualization.
Smart Buildings – a trend-setting topic for owners and operators
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They are particularly safe, comfortable, efficient and above all intelligent:
Smart Buildings are perfectly tailored to people's needs and support us in our living and working environments.
The connected buildings communicate with the users, facility management and the building's owner. They understand their environment, interact, learn and adapt.