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Why is the Popularity of Smart Buildings on the Rise?

Construction Tech Review | Thursday, December 24, 2020

The demand for smart buildings is increasing because it can decrease the building owner's operating expenses.

FREMONT, CA: When people talk of intelligent buildings, the economic advantage is what they generally think about first. By implementing energy-efficient devices, a building owner can aim to minimize operating expenses. The benefits they get from utilizing Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting are just one example of this. PoE lighting is an LED device driven by a network link that enables the system to be smarter.

Compared to legacy lighting systems, some of the LED systems they have today can save as much as 80 percent of the energy used. With less than 20 percent of the energy used, people will get the same amount of brightness.

Many modern Smart PoE systems have sensors built into them that give people more opportunities to save energy. Occupancy sensors, for example, allow everyone to utilize space more efficiently. This is especially interesting for organizations that provide hot desks or shared space where there is no pre-assigned work desk for the employee.

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Smart buildings have been shown to improve employee productivity. With this increase in efficiency, intelligent lighting with built-in occupancy and ambient light sensors that can adjust the light over the day will play an important role. Smart lighting systems will improve occupant efficiency, which can account for up to 75 percent of the intelligent manufacturing environment's financial gain, according to McKinsey's study. So, this is more prominent than almost 14 percent of the real energy savings. In short, productivity benefits are the most significant advantage when a smarter building is built.

A satisfied employee

As efficiency increases due to the building's ability to track and adapt, a more pleasant environment for its occupants is created. Think about maximizing comfort by heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and lighting power. It is vital to keep workers satisfied in this age of the Internet by offering high-speed connectivity and having systems to identify and fix technical issues.

Smart buildings even help to ensure protection for inhabitants. In an emergency, connected alarm systems and IP cameras will maximize first responder response time to protect staff and even save lives.

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