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Designing For The Next Generation of SMART Building

Modern building control systems are being optimized by the Internet of Things (IoT) technology devices. It is about connected network allowing a better control and monitoring of a building. A successful building management system shall be ready for the next generation of SMART Building by designing a future enable infrastructure that allows automated and intelligent processes to automatically control the building’s operations. The building industry has been investing in Smart Building Technology, that converges building systems seamlessly, as the foundation to produce a rich repository of analytical building data. It also adds to the wellness experience through personalized lighting and air quality. Heightened safety and health concerns have underscored the need to develop more comprehensive and connected devices and building automation.
Smart technology can improve the ability of building operations staff to mitigate risks associated with future pandemics or natural disaster events.

A well-established IoT solution integrates and manages the following systems:

Facility Infrastructure Assessment Checklist

Our SMART Building team can provide an analysis of the data collected to stakeholders with suggested way forward thoughts to consider for future planning. Some basic infrastructure questions your team can provide prior our initial meeting:

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Check List

  • Operate as separate “silos”
  • Operate as integrated
  • Have centralized BMS
  • Have a stand-alone CMMS
  • Conform to WELL Building Standard
  • Feature efficient and highly rated HVAC systems
  • Provide adequate cyber security policy for IT and OT networks

Payback/Return of Investment (ROI)

Industry data showing next generation technology:

  • According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), smart technology could reduce the annual energy consumption up to: 18% for HVAC systems, 28% for plugged equipment, 33% for lighting
  • Annual lighting energy use savings from smart lighting control strategies (occupancy, setpoint tuning and daylight harvesting. ROI — energy savings of 56% compared to a code-compliant building with only standard scheduled lighting controls.
  • Building Management System (BMS) improves system operations and energy use and maintains occupant comfort (wellness) by regulating indoor condition. ROI — 10%-15% result from installation of a modern BMS.
  • Fault Detection and Diagnostics for early identification of faults to prevent mechanical failure and extend HVAC equipment life. ROI — 2%-11% potential savings.
  • A day in the life of a smart building user for improved user engagement, productivity and satisfaction. ROI — 3% increase in annual profit from a 5% increase in employee retention.
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