As we enter a new decade we are seeing an increase in smart technology in our workplaces. We all want to do our bit to help save the planet and reduce our carbon footprint, and smart tech is one way to contribute.
The definition of smart technology is the ability of a device or system to respond to the environment and adapt and learn. This not only helps to save money and energy but it frees staff up to focus on their jobs and on more important tasks. Smart tech is able to make better use of the natural environment, which is much better for the planet than non-smart buildings.
Smart technology is helping us to change the working environment by regulating heating and air-conditioning, lighting, power and even windows!
A truly integrated smart building will have a management system to monitor all the electrical systems. This can control temperature and lighting, monitor usage and create reports, and help the business reduce energy consumption and costs. It can even be controlled remotely, which is ideal for businesses with multiple sites.
Smart technology in the office can be connected to calendars to allow rooms to be prepared in advance, for example, if a meeting starts at 10 am the system can automatically adjust the temperature to ensure the room is comfortable for the attendees. It can also turn off heating and lighting that has been inadvertently left on. Building usage can be monitored to help with efficiency and to highlight any underutilised rooms or areas, or to highlight any bottlenecks. Smart tech can be a great asset in preventing double-booking rooms or making sure rooms are the correct size for the number of attendees.
Basically smart technology is the future of building management, increasing efficiency, staff wellbeing, reducing workload, reducing energy consumption and saving money.
If you would like to know more about how Qudos can help you turn your building into a Smart building, give us a call on 01482 880390 or email us, firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. For a free energy survey get in touch today – https://qudos-group.co.uk/free-energy-survey/