By improving the environment of the building, staff will be inherently more productive. The atmosphere, temperature and cleanliness will have more of an impact on staff productivity than many people think!
Being able to see and review building information and data allows building owners to have a better understanding of their operations. By understanding the requirements and usage of the building, it is possible to create more streamlined processes.
By setting systems to operate at certain levels in real time, energy use can be reduced. For example, thermal systems can be switched off when optimum temperatures are reached, rather than staying on longer than required – thus saving energy and reducing costs.
Reducing wasted energy, gaining more productivity from staff and improving understanding of operations all lead to reduced costs. Lowering maintenance requirements is a key way smart buildings reduce costs, automating the processes. Long term, buildings are future resistant, adaptive and have an increased life span.