Buildings are talking, but are we listening? Indeed, buildings are no longer just mere structures but ‘living’ works of perfectly constructed developments that can communicate how efficient it is, or how underperforming it had been. New means of technology and precisely, the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way buildings are looked upon, fuelled by the power of data that provides insights into their performance so that greater value could be generated across the building lifecycle - from design and construction to operation and maintenance.
Head of Building Technologies, Siemens Malaysia, Vikas Saxena fleshing out his presentation.
Held at the Royale Chulan in Kuala Lumpur, The Smart Building Conference sought insights from industry experts to be shared with participants of the conference. Siemens Malaysia, Head of Building Technologies, Vikas Saxena presented on the topic 'Internet of Things in Buildings (BIoT): How IoT is Enabling Intelligent Buildings'. He highlighted that taking advantage of the building data would thus require analytical expertise coupled with domain know-how and engineering finesse. As the Building Internet of Things (BIoT) begin to mature, the focus is also shifting from technology to outcomes, where building automation & controls companies will be increasingly challenged to adapt their offerings and business models to delivering complete BIoT solutions and answers to address the pain points of building owners, occupiers and enterprise managers.
Participants of The Smart Building Conference listening intentively during presentations.
With IoT having transformative effects on smart building automation and control, the opportunities are now abundant when it comes to improving the efficiency of buildings, raising employee productivity, and also stimulating the development of innovative services. Connecting Smart Buildings has become the first step to transforming current cities into Smart Cities, since globally, buildings account for 40% energy consumption. Therefore, providing building owners and users with new levels of transparency and creating data-driven insight that would creatively impact an organization’s business goals via people, technology and services, will be the means to an end in achieving a series of smart buildings for the ultimate Smart City.