The Smart Building has been transforming the building sector for several years. Thanks to digital technologies, such as IoT (Internet of Things) and AI (Artificial Intelligence), buildings are becoming real service platforms for users.
IoT and AI, key elements of Smart Buildings
The IoT collects data from sensors located in buildings, processes them and communicates them through suitable networks. This data is then transmitted to SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) platforms which exploit it and provide high added value services. The objective is to develop a series of services to facilitate the daily life of users, operators and managers. Thus, buildings become efficient, data is used in real time and decision-making is informed. By combining AI algorithms with data provided by IoT, the energy consumption of building occupants is adjusted and automated.
Limit energy consumption as much as possible by improving individual comfort and well-being
A Smart Building, equipped with increasingly intelligent sensors, has access to a lot of relevant data from the ecosystem. Thus, it measures the occupancy rate of shared workspaces, adopts a predictive maintenance approach on the various equipment and makes it possible to adapt, anticipate and manage certain actions on a daily basis. The benefits are therefore clearly appreciable and allow building operators to access real management indicators. These complex tasks to be managed in a traditional way are then simplified and industrialized. The connected building becomes truly intelligent.
However, to offer real services, it is not enough to increase the number of connected equipment. Indeed, all these systems must be able to communicate together and be controllable in a centralized manner. It is therefore a question of rationalizing management operations. This is where the real topic of connected building management is focused. The use of cutting-edge technologies to provide an intuitive user experience is therefore essential.
In doing so, it will be possible to plan your days remotely by reserving your workspaces (meeting rooms, workstation, etc.) and services (concierge, catering, etc.). But that’s not all, managing your working environment will also be a reality to benefit from a pleasant working environment (light, blinds, heating, etc.).
Ultimately, the experience and pathway of building occupants will therefore be optimized and the quality of life at work will be improved for greater efficiency and performance.