Smart technology has opened the door to start measuring outcomes and using this data to provide insights to improve the occupant experience. With data to show that the environment is providing value to the occupants, the facility management team can claim credit for having created that environment.
This video gives a short overview of how Internet of Things fits into an overall smart building to meet operational goals and the expected occupant experience.
Global IT infrastructure specialist Siemon reports that it successfully completed a series of educational events across the Middle East to share knowledge and expertise on the latest developments and trends impacting enterprise, intelligent building and data center infrastructure.
The Internet of Things is changing how commercial buildings operate — here’s where the technology is going
Today’s commercial buildings waste up to 30% of energy, but solutions that use the Internet of Things could help change that.
Smart Cities are fully connected, sustainable, energy efficient, and socially friendly communities that use their infrastructure to intelligently improve the quality of life of those who live and visit there. While technology enables much of what makes a city “smart,” – like sensors, data analytics, etc. – the future really isn’t about technology as an end itself, but rather serving the needs of the various stakeholders that comprise a community. Using technology to solve social problems while improving quality of life is truly the definition of “smart.”
The current issue of Siemon’s Innovate Magazine is now available to read online or to download.
Not long ago, buildings were simply dumb boxes containing isolated systems with limited abilities to communicate information or status. Until recently, there’s been a disconnect as to how –or if– HVAC, lighting or plumbing should engage with more commonly used technology systems, sensors, or building occupants.
By 2050, 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. There are many definitions for smart cities, but for this article, let’s take a simple approach by defining a smart city as a connected city where citizens, technology and processes, such as garbage collection, can all be connected. None of this happens without the fundamental connectivity layer. The demographic shift combined with a continuous growth of IoT and management apps require city planners to start thinking about their smart city vision. Let’s talk about four strategies city planners can consider.
IoT is changing office buildings. From sensors that control lighting and air conditioning to smart furniture, the office environment is becoming more energy efficient and will better support employee health concerns by adding functionality and comfort. And, of course, everything would be Wi-Fi enabled.
The demand for in-building services continues to grow. Flexible working practices have led to a focus on cellular services for everyday operations. An increase in BYOD policies ultimately means a greater reliance on high quality, multi-operator cellular services. The delivery of multi-operator, venue-funded in-building cellular services are dependent on three elements; 1) wider mobile network operator acceptance of the challenge and the resolve to look at new solutions and operational models; 2) technical solutions that have common acceptance across all operators and 3) the expertise required to deploy and manage such a service.