The concept of constructing smart buildings evolved to conserve energy and build buildings – both commercial and residential – that are energy efficient.
For commercial buildings, the transition to smart buildings is vital to the growth of the organization. It will help the building management save a lot of money because of better efficiency as well as improved overall building operation.
The Internet of things (IoT) has created a gateway to help manage and control elaborate buildings. These gateways are projected to exceed 64 million units in 2021, according to ABI Research.
Smart buildings and smart cities are continuously transforming how people carry out their activities on daily basis. Smart cities will soon emerge with things like street lights and parking meters connected to commercial buildings and connected to the internet. At present, some cities have started implementing the smart city approach by connecting everything about their community to the internet.
Along with conserving energy, smart buildings will help save money. Here are some of the biggest IoT smart building trends likely to take shape this year, according to SenseWare.
1. Predictive maintenance
Predictive maintenance makes use of IoT sensors and other hardware devices to get a report on the state of a commercial building and all equipment in it. It gives the exact time when maintenance needs to be performed.
Unexpected issues that usually crop up with preventive maintenance can be overcome using predictive maintenance. Also, predictive maintenance makes it difficult for commercial activities to be disrupted because it is performed when necessary to keep the environment running at all time.