Smart technology can help with maintaining sustainable buildings
THE WORLD is experiencing a shortage of energy, water and other resources, which are crucial to sustaining smart buildings. In order to conserve the resources and minimise the impact on the environment, a more controlled approach in which there is significantly less wastage is required. However, as ongoing research takes place, technologies are getting smarter and better at reducing waste and improving efficiency. Smart technology also ushers in a host of other benefits that promise to take the world into a whole new dimension of smart buildings.
Smart technology promises to deliver a better quality of life by automating the built environment and extending connectivity. It will also enhance functionality that will change the way we work and conduct business, and digitise the way we interact socially. Automation is at the heart of this technology with intelligent appliances and building equipment all interconnected to smart communications systems. Smart technology applications called Smart Grids and Smart Power Networks are just a few of the ground-breaking solutions to emerge recently that provide for better control over wasted resources. Smart technology also delivers the means to improve energy efficiency at various levels of city and building infrastructure.