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Why are smart buildings important?

The adoption of smart buildings is important for a variety of reasons. For one, smart buildings can greatly improve energy efficiency and reduce a building’s carbon footprint. By incorporating technology such as smart HVAC/temperature control and energy-efficient lighting, a smart building can automatically adjust its energy usage to reduce waste and lower utility bills.

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Can smart buildings improve safety?

Smart buildings do improve the overall safety and security of a building. By implementing technology such as security cameras and access control systems, smart buildings can monitor activity and restrict access to unauthorized individuals. This can help prevent theft, vandalism, and other crimes, making the building a safer place for occupants.

Furthermore the control of heating and ventilation units helps to reduce the spread of germs and keep air quality at a high level, therefore putting the building’s occupants in a healthier environment.

How do smart buildings help facilities managers?

In addition to improving energy efficiency and security, smart buildings can also enhance the overall impact of facilities managers, by equipping them with all the data and tools they need to make better decisions. Energy, heating and lighting can all be remotely controlled and all data can be analysed to understand where there are inefficiencies. 

Smart buildings can also improve the occupant experience too, especially in domestic settings. For example, smart buildings can incorporate technology such as mobile apps that allow occupants to control various aspects of the building, such as lighting and temperature. This can make the building more comfortable and convenient to live or work in.

Furthermore, implementing IoT into a building can improve communication and collaboration among building managers, maintenance engineers, and other stakeholders. 

Overall, the adoption of smart buildings is important because it can lead to a more sustainable, safe, and efficient built environment. By incorporating technology into the design and operation of buildings, we can create buildings that are more efficient, secure, and user-friendly, ultimately benefiting both the occupants and the owners/managers of the property.

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