They’re also the primary consumer a business’s resources, accounting for 42% of the average business’s electricity use and creating 37% of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Smart buildings aim to lower these numbers through the use of smarter building technologies which responsively and intuitively manage energy consumption and space utilisation throughout the building.
- Commercial Buildings produce over a third of all UK’s greenhouse gas emissions
- Smart Technology can halve energy use
- 85% improvement in how a building’s space and facilities are used.
- 18% increase in employee productivity.
Smart Buildings Technology: Building A Better Bottom Line
Installing smart building technology has been shown to reduce the average company’s energy use by up to 50%, and it may increase facilities utilisation by as much as 85%.
Like the modern workplace, smart buildings are dynamic, responding to the needs of employees who are increasingly working out of the office by reducing the amount of resources used in response to how many people are present in the facility. Smarter buildings also lead to smarter working habits; truly intelligent building systems have been shown to enhance employee productivity by up to 18%. By switching to smart buildings, a commercial property owner can even potentially monitor hundreds of properties at once, making adjustments with a rapidity and fluidity that is otherwise simply impossible.
Smart Building Solutions: Faster, Better, Greener
Smart building systems include smart sensors and control systems which can effectively sense and measure conditions throughout the building, allowing the entire environment to be managed through a convenient central repository. From this single hub, one can optimise cooling and ventilation equipment, match occupancy patterns to energy use, monitor equipment performance, and create a dynamic power consumption strategy which responds to market trends.
In addition to lowering energy costs and improving sustainability, intelligent buildings carry less overhead in the form of maintenance costs and they have been proven to be more reliable. You never have to worry about unexpected changes to the indoor environment when working in a smart building; an intelligent building works harder so that you don’t have to.
Would you like to reduce your energy bills by up to 50%. Would you like your company to be greener and reduce it’s carbon footprint. Save money and the environment and find out just how much your commercial building could benefit from becoming smarter. Let Thinking Spaces help you calculate the range of benefits that smart building technologies can bring to the modern business.