What is a smart building?
A smart building is an innovative building that uses integrated smart technologies to monitor and optimize building automation control to align with the needs of the users. Smart building technologies include the Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, building management systems, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and robotics. The software in smart buildings is flexible so that technological developments taking place in the future can be easily integrated.
Examples of smart building solutions
Smart building technology is tailored to the specific users and the activities they perform in the building. Sensors in these intelligent buildings collect information on the use of the building. With digital twin software, these data are used to optimally manage the climate installation, sun protection, lighting, security and other systems. Smart building systems also communicate with each other and learn from the collected data, in order to predict and optimize future processes and improve the user experience. Through these processes, the building becomes increasingly self-managing and it in fact contributes input along with the users.
This input can be contributed on many different levels; from finding an empty space in the parking lot to promoting optimal climate control in the office; from brewing a fresh cup of coffee to ensuring efficient end-of-day cleaning of the rooms used. The possibilities are endless with these high-tech building solutions.