Transforming Green Buildings Into Intelligent Buildings

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Green buildings are structures that are environmentally- and resource-efficient throughout their lifecycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction.”

Sustainable building design has always been an inherent part of architecture. Throughout history, builders incorporated passive design principles to build habitable places in harmony with local conditions. 

But as the UK moves towards a Net Zero target, and technology continues to evolve to make buildings smarter, how can we ensure that green buildings remain at the forefront of innovation as intelligent buildings? And how can the introduction of smart technology help green buildings to become even more sustainable?

Why Green Buildings Should Invest In Intelligent Building Technology

With AI and machine learning constantly becoming more sophisticated, technology advancements can help your green building to become smarter. Some of the benefits of investing in intelligent building technology in your green building include:

  • Lower energy consumption: First and foremost, smart building technology allows your property to optimise its energy usage, significantly reducing your energy costs and delivering a valuable return on investment.
  • Enhanced occupant comfort: Even with sustainability in mind, the intelligent building technology in your green building can still maximise the comfort of the people on your property. Temperatures, air quality, and lighting conditions can all be carefully controlled to keep building occupants productive and comfortable.
  • Improved business reputation: An investment in smart technology that makes your green building even more sustainable signals a commitment to reducing your impact on the environment, positioning your business as a leader in the fight against climate change. 
  • Reduced environmental impact: Investing in smart systems that can fine-tune your building operations decreases your building’s reliance on natural resources like fossil fuels, helping you to shrink your carbon footprint.
  • Support the nation’s carbon targets: As the global community rallies for reduced carbon emissions and the UK’s Net Zero target looming in 2050, intelligent buildings play a crucial role in helping green buildings meet those Net Zero goals. 
    So how can you harness intelligent building technology in your green building? 

The Technology Behind Intelligent Buildings

The convergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data can help take your green building to the next level in sustainability. By using insights from the interior and exterior of your property, as well as sophisticated AI, building managers can streamline energy consumption, maximise resource efficiency, and reduce operational expenses.

To find out more about how these emerging technologies can help turn your green building into an intelligent building, download the white paper using the button below. 

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