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Will your investment in smart buildings pay off?

date: 31 March 2016
reading time: 2 min

Have you ever wondered whether the buildings you pass every day on your way to work can help to save the energy, simultaneously benefiting the environment? Thanks to smart technology solutions the answer is: yes.

According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) commercial buildings may save up to 60 billion dollars, without compromising the efficiency.

This is one out of many reasons you should think of capitalising on modern technology. However, savings are not the only benefit smartness can bring.

This urges to pose a question: What to do to get the most of it?

Smart buildings are full of controls, sensors and wires, thanks to which any faults are diagnosed quicker and can be fixed right away. What’s more important is that optimising these devices can create a more efficient environment.

  • Smart lighting

The best way to determine the amount of light needed in the building is basing it on weather conditions. Smart sensors can be responsible for that. Light dimming, as well as automatic switching, are a perfect way to save incredible amounts of energy.

  • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning)

Properly managed HVAC is another way to save energy. Sensors once again come in handy, as they monitor weather conditions and temperature simultaneously adapting it to the buildings’ environment.

This means two things: optimal warmth inside the office and no need to waste electricity on air conditioning.

  • Simple tasks

We all tend to leave our office devices on all the time because it is more convenient. Did you know that, by turning them off, power usage within an entire office may be reduced by as much as 45%? This, in a long run, creates significant savings.

The above mentioned are just simple enhancements that are already being implemented around you. However easy they may seem, on a large scale these smart solutions will bring noticeable difference in energy savings, impacting costs, as well as the environment.

This is yet another reason why smart buildings are not just a passing fad, but a trend that will soon become our everyday reality, making our homes and workplaces more efficient and comfortable to be in.

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