Tag: Smart Buildings

Benefits of Labeling for New Building Specifications

With so much going into a building’s specifications, a label can be an afterthought. However, with some upfront planning, labeling plays a key role in a building’s specification plan. By considering all the aspects of a system that could benefit from a label and the specifications of exactly what should be labeled, contractors can help facilitate fast, seamless troubleshooting and repairs in the future.

Mapping the Journey to Smart Building Outcomes and R.O.I.

CRE building owners looking to make their building smarter must connect desired outcomes to how the building currently performs. The buildings in which we live, work and play are fundamentally changing to provide a more connected, safer and smarter surrounding environment. To accomplish this, many organizations are converging IT and OT groups as part of a new strategic approach to managing buildings and the migration of systems and subsystems to operate over IP networks. There are many factors driving new advancements in commercial real estate property technology around the world, but perhaps none loom as large as preparing for the general population to re-emerge from Covid-19 lockdown, more than a year of doing everything “- from home.”

Assessing smart buildings in the digital era

Through the input of more than 60 leading commercial real estate, asset management, technology and ICT industry leaders, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) in conjunction with UL, the leading global safety science company, has defined six criteria that form the basis of the SPIRE™ Smart Building Program for assessing and rating smart buildings. None of these criteria alone make a building smart, but they work together in harmony to provide a complete, balanced assessment methodology that considers the modern-day challenges that come with the increasingly digital world we live in today.

2021 – The year of the Smart Building

While the workplace will be for ever changed, it is not a matter of “if” but “when” and “how” we will return to “in-person” collaboration. Returning trust to the workplace will take effort. This is where the “smarts” of a smart building comes into play. The same data used to reduce cost by reducing energy use can be further refined beyond just general occupancy to detect density allowing HVAC systems to adjust airflow, humidity, and temperature.

Why are smart buildings important? —

A smart building is a living asset that is utilised by building and facility managers to improve operations. It is connected, using technology to automate processes and control building services including lighting, heating, air conditioning, security, etc. This is achieved through a network of sensors, wired and wireless technology and microchips to collect and aggregate data into a user interface which takes the guess work out of building control and maintenance.