Imagine a building that can detect it is a sunny day and dims the lights or detects when something needs repair. Imagine a building that needs the tenants’ inputs to regulate specific spaces’ temperature, either warming or cooling them, according to their preferences. This is the Industry 4.0 or fourth industrial revolution. Industry 4.0 uses the Internet of Things (IoT) to create intelligent buildings whose maintenance is lower and have more comfort for the tenants.
Smart buildings are trending in 2020 for many reasons, such as:
- Cost Reduction
Smart technology and energy management solutions reduce costs by at least 15% by being energy efficient. The buildings create an energy reduction environment by switching on and off lights. Motion sensors in the building pick up any movements and are useful in automating controls such as lighting and heating. You can set the system to light up rooms or corridors when it senses movement, reducing electricity bills.
Electric sensors are used for measuring real-time energy consumption at a zone, machine, or circuit level. They identify the amount of energy used and help pinpoint areas that use a lot of energy, and thus reduce waste. These sensors can automatically switch off devices when they sense they are not in use. When creating a smart building, contact Led ibond, which uses the latest innovations to transform your building into energy and money-saving project.
- Work Efficiency
Smart buildings provide a healthy, comfortable, and productive space for the people living or working in the facilities. Whether it is a residence or workspace, advanced lighting, and climatic controls in an intelligent building significantly improve indoor lighting and air quality. Working in a smart building improves the working space and helps in improving the employees’ satisfaction.
- Environmental Conservation
With the damage to the atmosphere and climate changes, the world is striving for a greener earth. Energy conservation and reducing our carbon footprint is at the forefront of the war against environmental damage. Energy conservation via smart buildings is one of the ways to reduce our carbon footprint. There is zero energy wastage in the structure, which goes in line with ecological conservation guidelines.
- Malfunction Anticipation
When any part of a system in smart building malfunctions, the sensors placed in the building trigger alerts. These alerts are useful in predictive maintenance of the building, which saves both time and money. Humidity sensors help facilities such as museums, hospitals, which trigger alerts when there is too much humidity, or when the sensors malfunction.
With these sensors, you do not have to wait to check on equipment performance or repair when there is a system failure. The sensors detect any changes in how the building performs and prompts action before the situation becomes serious. The building’s management gets some insights that gauge the building’s performance and allow them to schedule timely maintenance or upgrades.
- Improved Occupancy
A smart building brings with it financial benefits. Whether it is eliminating inefficiencies, an increase in productivity, effective space utilization, better customer experience, or better energy efficiency, all these have the potential to impact your financial benefits positively.
The poor implementation of technologies can negatively affect your building, meaning the occupants cannot effectively control the environment and the costs and dissatisfaction. The smarter and more efficient your building is, the more demand for tenancy space there will be. This means you will rarely have vacant space, with organizations or tenants in residential buildings all jostling for space.
Industry 4.0 has catapulted us into the use of IoT for improving the way we live. Smart buildings are the future, and it will not be easy to find a facility that is not automated in the future. Intelligent buildings have numerous benefits from conserving the environment and energy and improving maintenance costs and improving occupancy rates.