Evolution of Smart Buildings

Posted on 18 Dec, 2018

Evolution of Smart Buildings

Over the past few years there is a substantial growth in the Indian facilities management industry. The awareness to provide comfortable environment in the offices and commercial buildings is growing day by day among people. People are waking up to the fact that smart buildings not only provide energy efficiency and savings but also boost up employee productivity which helps in the substantial profit to the company.

Smart building is the most exciting innovation these days. The key feature of a smart building is its ability to evolve intelligently. 

Smart buildings are nothing new as we are using this technology in building systems since 17th century. Couple of decades ago, a building had a building management system (BMS) comprising of different disconnected subsystems that were controlled and automated at individual level.

Making a smart building begins by linking the core systems such as pumps, power meters, water meters, fire system, heating, chiller plants, sewage treatment plant with sensors and control system.

Smart building technology can centralize all the core systems into a Building Automation System (BAS), which helps in monitoring and controlling a building’s facility systems. Building automation system or building management system connects all mechanical system, electricity system, lighting system, plumbing system, HVAC & water system and monitors them in order to optimize overall performance. It works like the central nervous system of the human body.

You can turn a traditional building into a smart building using effective BMS and EMS. IOTomation’s iBEMS (New Age Intelligent Building and Energy Management Solution) is one of the best solutions to turn traditional buildings into smart buildings. It is an integrated solution which monitors & controls all the sub-systems of a building on a centralized platform ensuring optimization of energy consumption, improving productivity and increasing energy efficiency.

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