Published on July 19th, 2021 | by Bibhuranjan


What Is A Smart Building And Why Is It The Future?

Different buildings serve specific purposes in a lifetime for those who live or work indoors. And as the technology speeds up, so does the architecture and construction sector.

If that’s confusing, read the blog post. Here, we tell you the features of any smart building and how it’s the future for us all.

Intelligent Features Of Building To Make Them A Future Prospect

  • People-centric

Smart buildings will focus on people in the future. The architects and engineers associated with building projects will research those questions. They will know who all are going to live in the building they construct.

They will get answers to questions like:

  • What will be the ultimate purpose of the building?
  • How flexible and adjustable the building and its smart features are?
  • How to design the building in the most suitable way for its target audience?

In short, the potential buyer market is going to be the driving force for constructing smart buildings in the next couple of years.

  • Flexibility

Disruption in architecture and real estate is moving ahead exponentially. It is due to the various purposes each floor, apartment, or building is being used for.

Gone are the times for bigger buildings with no adjustability. Even smartphones and laptops are now bendable and rotatable.

The buyer’s market is going to expect changes like sliding doors, adjustable or moving walls, temporary paint or wallpapers, smart devices preinstalled in the buildings.

These are just a few of them. In the end, those who use smart buildings expect to stay more connected and be at more ease. So, we will see cool blended ideas of technological advancements with the construction business in the future.

  • Automation

Less manual work to optimize the functioning of a building should be in demand. For that, architects have to design buildings with self-management, learn, adapt, and anticipate qualities.

The interiors of the smart building will self-adjust the heat and the coolness using smart sensors. That is also with proper automated systems requiring less human interference or supervision.

More examples: Room temperatures will be maintained; water and energy supply will be pre-calculated and maintained. Automation of water, lighting, and energy management will be through sensors, RFIDs, and preinstalled monitors/meters.

  • Sustainability

This is the time when global warming is changing the world climate entirely. We have to step up as action takers. And designing, developing, constructing, and buying smart buildings is one way to do so.

A smart building will have to use sustainable resources. Or, it should use renewable and non-renewable resources sustainably. We cannot afford to ignore the availability of the resources we use today for the future generation.

We simply cannot allow the misuse of these precious resources, be it water, metals, cement, energies, and more.

Thus, each building to be smart has to have smarter eco-systems surrounding it. These ecosystems can include all the points we stated above this one.

For instance, an office building will have different capabilities and ecosystems than those apartments where people live and sleep.

Also, buildings must have the right harvesting and cleaning systems to treat rainwater, groundwater, or other water types on site.

  • Learning graphs

What makes buildings smart (smarter) is their ability to learn. Each home or apartment will learn how you walk, eat, sleep, or exist indoors. These systems will calculate your body temperatures, daily movements, and other data points. That is to make your private and personal life indoors more suitable and smarter.

These smart buildings will capture every in and out movement. These data points will be collected every hour of the day. In the end, these pieces of information process at the backend.

Then, the entire ecosystem of the building will grow and learn. It will adjust itself in terms of water, electricity, and gas usage.

How Smart Buildings Are Our Future?

There is a great scope of innovation, creativity, and drastic change in the real estate sector. Humans are yet to see technology fully blended with the construction business.

We are already aware of temporary or mobile homes. But the time for 3D printer homes is around the corner. Using 3D printers, homes and offices can be built in 3-7 days instead of an entire year!

And that’s just the beginning. With time, smart homes and buildings will give 10x ROI for investors because of the estimated exponential growth rate.

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