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By Construction Tech Review | Thursday, November 07, 2019

The C-suite may not care about the smart buildings, but they are interested in the benefits that the smart buildings provide. By using the power of the connected networks, the facility managers can increase the efficiency and productivity of their employees.

FREMONT, CA: The smart building, with the Internet of Things (IoT) by implementing automation software into the building platforms, such as lighting, HVAC, safety and security. The platforms have the capability of collecting exceptional building intelligence that ranges from energy usage to employee productivity and also creates opportunities to save a considerable amount of money. The facilities from a green building have a significant impact on the health of a business as it creates the ability to optimize business operations. However, the C-suite, who have to deal with priorities that consist of scaling the business, making sales numbers, and meeting revenue deadlines, most of the time, do not even know the type of intelligence is hidden in the building.

Here are a few benefits of the smart buildings for which facilities and operation teams must adopt smart building platform.

1. The Smart Building Offers Exceptional Operational Intelligence

When a facility is connected with an intelligent network, it becomes possible to collect a huge amount of operational data. By harvesting and analyzing the data, it can shed insight on the procedures of how the facility is managed and operated with the help of occupancy trends and employee traffic patterns. For example, intelligent lighting systems can provide a heat map that shows how a facility is being used. It updates the timings about the employees, like when they arrive, the aisle they primarily work in, and many more, and this ultimately impacts the inventory management. When the intelligent HVAC systems are networked with a smart lighting system, it can understand areas of the facility that are in use and at what time.

2. The Smart Building Improves Employee Engagement/Productivity

Networked solutions can create a better work atmosphere because the smart environment offers few distractions and a more comfortable workspace for every individual. When a workspace is healthy, it not only makes the employees more engaged and happy at their job, but they also become more productive as a team. To increase the productivity of the group is one of the goals of C-suite.

A connected platform considers occupancy, time of day, and available daylight so that it can maximize energy savings, without distracting the employee. For example, to increase the comfort level of the employees, HVAC systems integrated with connected lighting platforms allow the temperature to set according to where they are working and the time of day.

The smart building also offers asset tracking to increase the productivity of the employees. With the addition of beacons to intelligent light fixtures and tagging assets, like inventory, the managers will have real-time access to the exact location of the assets. Therefore it saves a lot of time for the employees as they do not have to hunt for the assets and can utilize their extra time efficiently and productively.

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