Revolutionizing Facilities Management: The Impact of Smart Building Technology
Smart Building Technology is Revolutionizing Facility Management.
Smart building technology is like a conductor of an orchestra, blending different elements of your property into a symphony of efficiency. Using this new technology can turn outdated buildings into dynamic and efficient facilities.
This technology is quickly becoming the backbone of structural architecture and maintenance. Let’s look at some specific examples of the benefits of smart building technology.
Smart Building’s Technology Improving
The term ‘energy efficiency’ often calls to mind a slow and expensive equipment upgrades with only marginal improvements. Here’s where smart building technology astounds. By fine-tuning the use of energy with precision, it yields significant savings – the results are startling, to say the least. For instance, the Edge in Amsterdam uses a smartphone app to direct a user to an open parking space, optimize a users room temperature and lighting, and track and predict their work location and hours. Although that might seem like a lot of data to process, the Edge is considered the world’s most sustainable and efficient office building. By leveraging smart technology to optimize energy consumption, it sets a new standard for green buildings.
Of course, few buildings will integrate that level of technology into their operations. Still, the practical value of wide application of these technologies is undeniable.
Internet of Things (IoT) in a Smartbuilding
Internet of Things (IoT) devices are relatively low-cost technology found in smart buildings that collect and transmit real-time data based on the environment, building operations, and occupants’ activities in the building. For example, Indoor Air Quality sensors monitor the level of humidity, temperature and pollutants to conserve energy consumed and ensure that the environment in the building remains clean. Most of us are already familiar with occupancy and motion sensors for lighting. But they can also complement automated HVAC settings and lighting systems. This is a low-cost improvement that saves energy and a buildings bottom-line.
Safety with Efficiency
And energy efficiency is just the tip of the iceberg. Facility management services are a lot like running a small city that’s bustling with tasks and operations. The use of smart technology streamlines the facility maintenance system and assists with operations. Elevator operation and efficiency, for instance, can be monitored by smart technology, ensuring it’s performance and safety.
Equally impressive is the bolstering of security architecture, thanks to this technology. Smart tech makes buildings safer by improving camera and entry systems.
Smart Water Systems
Smart water systems boost water efficiency. Large buildings filter, heat and pump a lot of water. Thus, reducing water usage positively impacts your carbon footprint. Smart building technology and design employs smart water management systems.
For example, smart plumbing systems use advanced hydraulic techniques and low-flush toilets to eliminate waste with minimal usage of water. Intelligent zoned irrigation system ensure optimal efficiency of water usage and customized water delivery tuned to each plants’ water intake.
The Challenge of New Technology
Without a doubt, new technology has it’s challenges. Integration of new tech isn’t always easy. People can get scared about the learning curves of new equipment, and that can often discourage the use of these new technologies. But don’t let that worry you. If you consult with a proven facility management firm like Bona Fide, you can be sure everything will go smoothly.
In conclusion, the benefits of smart building technology in Total Facility Management can’t be ignored. It empowers property owners, facility managers, and occupants in transformative ways.
So, why wait? Get in touch with us to explore how we can transform your operations, boost sustainability and create modernized, a digitally-advanced facility.
And remember – the future belongs to those who prepare for it today. Be a part of the smart building technology revolution. After all, the smart choice is often the right one.