What are the top intelligent building technologies shaping the future?
The top intelligent building technologies of the future are anticipated to become increasingly self-aware and interconnected, in ways that will enhance building operations while improving owners’ bottom line.
The demand for intelligent building technologies is at an all-time high and constantly growing, as building owners and occupants recognize the benefits of structures that are more responsive. Research experts Markets and Markets estimate that the intelligent building technology market will grow 34% annually over the next five years, increasing to 24.73 billion by 2021. Let’s take a look at the top intelligent building technologies that will driving that market growth over the next five years.
As intelligent building technologies evolve over the next five years, the answer to the question, “What is an intelligent building” is going to change. The Internet of Things is expected to shape the intelligent building technologies of the future, creating buildings that are increasingly able to incorporate information from structures across town and around the world. This collaboration is anticipated to help buildings to operate more efficiently, so repairs will become more predictive rather than reactive. The latest intelligent building technologies will enable buildings to be updated in an instant, without expensive retrofits. They could even enable building operators to see inside walls and into complex building systems.
The focus of some top intelligent building technologies is shifting from helping buildings to respond more efficiently to condition-based, real-time problems to actively anticipating and providing what the building needs before problems develop. As a direct result of the Internet of Things, building operators have access to enormous amounts of data about historical performance of components in their specific building as well as in other similar buildings. They can leverage this information to anticipate potential problems and undertake corrective action before the systems in question fail. This should result in a significant reduction in downtime. By prioritizing predictive maintenance, intelligent maintenance technologies will improve the profitability of buildings while making them more efficient.
Virtual and Augmented Reality
Virtual reality is poised to make a big change in the way that intelligent buildings are repaired and maintained. Increases in computing power combined with smart components that report their status now allow intelligent buildings to build increasingly realistic pictures of what is happening to all the different systems in the buildings as they operate in real time. Targeted applications of VR will allow building maintenance engineers to visually immerse themselves in the building systems to see how they are working and how they will responds to adjustments. Engineers will be able to see hidden wires and systems within walls to more accurately focus their efforts on building systems that need adjustments without disrupting working components.
When incorporated into buildings from the design phase, intelligent building technologies have vastly improved the efficient operation of building systems. The challenge for the future is how to bring intelligent building design to the millions of existing structures without the need for expensive retrofits. Wireless technology is providing the solution to this problem. Through the installation of key Wi-Fi enabled components, building operators can bring outdated structures the benefits of more modern technologies. Updating this infrastructure will become a simple matter of sending an update.
As the answer to the question, ”What is an intelligent building” continues to evolve, you can count on Advanced Control Corporation to provide you with the latest intelligent building technologies. As the industry leader in building automation solutions in South Florida since 1987, Advanced Control Corporation has continually been at the forefront of the latest intelligent building automation trends. We can install a custom, web-based intelligent building automation solution in your facility that incorporates the latest technology to ensure the smooth operation of your building for 2015 and beyond.
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