Technology enabling data capture and analysis, connectivity, monitoring and control is becoming the new baseline for smart buildings of tomorrow. Understanding what it is and where it’s headed is critical.
“We need to ensure that the technology installed today is future-proofed and can interact easily with other devices/ control systems – this is critical for smart buildings. There is an emerging danger period where we have technology that is quickly becoming redundant.”
“There has been the expectation that a digital twin model will improve the operational efficiency of a building. But in order to do so, the digital twin will need to contain both static data from the construction phase of the building and the dynamic data of the technical systems and the occupants during the operational phase. The industry is only at the beginning of learning how to connect the static and dynamic data into the digital twin.
“The Corporate Real Estate industry will increasingly engage with occupiers to understand space needs better and clever optimized use of space will be a major future factor. Space will become more activity based with overall reduced area and higher utilization. Ongoing monitoring of space use will allow these learnings to constantly improve.”
“Digitalization hits all the sustainability elements. It can provide efficiency improvements through optimization way beyond the current building management system (BMS) capability. It will also be key for improving health and well-being, and occupiers will soon want to know about internal air quality, driving landlords to monitor and improve air quality levels.”
“We have reached the tobacco moment of climate change, and people are starting to take action against companies and organizations. Pension funds have a duty to look at the long term and therefore responsibility to manage this risk. Digitalization can help with demonstrating this risk management.”