Digital Building Construction
We have smartphones and smart cars, so it should come as no surprise that more and more commercial and residential business owners are turning to smart buildings. Smart buildings – also referred to as digital buildings – uses Internet of Things (IoT) devices to monitor, analyze, and come up with solutions to optimize the building’s operations and environment. These devices include sensors, online connectivity, and software. Call C&C Technology Group to learn more about digital building construction and how you can benefit.
Smart Building vs. Building Management System
Many buildings already have a building management system, but these systems fail to provide the complete control that smart building technology does. Smart buildings are constantly analyzing building data and automatically making any needed adjustments.
For example, a building management system can be programmed to turn the building’s HVAC system on and off at specific times to specific temperature levels. But a smart building technology can be programmed so that the temperature is adjusted as needed throughout the day based on real-time measurements of the levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) levels. When the levels are within the set guidelines, the system will automatically reduce the intake of outside air, but if those levels approach the guideline limits, the system will bring in additional outside air.
As a Digital Building Contractor can explain, smart building technology does not replace your building maintenance system, but instead it works in conjunction with it to run your property as efficiently and cost-effective as possible.
Benefits of Smart Buildings
Some of the most popular benefits to converting to smart building technology include the following:
· Energy consumption is more efficient: Because of the design of smart building technology devices, energy is at its most efficient regardless of what the inside or outside conditions are.
· Decreased consumption: Because they are more efficient, owners of smart buildings find that these properties also require less energy.
· Lower energy costs: Less energy means lower energy bills, as well as other decreases in operating costs. For example, smart building technology can use sensors to detect when a room is empty and turn off the lights. These sensors can also tell when someone has entered the room and turn them back on.
· Issues are addressed in real-time: Because the information and systems are constantly being analyzed, when issues arise, notification occurs immediately. This means there is no delay in taking care of/repairing the issue.
· Better for the environment: Because energy consumption is more efficient and less than regular buildings, smart buildings are much better for the environment.
· Increases property value: Surveys reveal that more than 70 percent of companies plan on implementing smart building technology in the future. This means that properties that already have the technology will be more attractive to potential buyers should you decide to sell the building at some point.
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If you would like to learn more about digital building construction and how smart building technology can benefit your company, call C&C Technology Group to speak with one of our smart building professionals.