Smart is the new green.
Smart products are intelligent, connected and have the ability to sense, process, report and take corrective action. Smart buildings start with the occupants and their needs and work backward. Learn more about three vital aspects of smart buildings:
Smart building systems
Smart building systems integrate diverse technologies including civil, architectural, mechanical, electrical and computer engineering. Building system applications include heating, ventilation, air conditioning and cooling; lighting; power; security; ﬁre and life safety; building automation; and intelligence, data, video, and audio communications of various kinds.
Green Spaces in large cities have many benefits, including noise reduction, cooling effects, filtration of particulate matters, increased safety, improved health and more. Green roofs better insulate buildings, which reduces energy costs, provides protection from direct solar heat, decreases the amount of CO2 and other pollutants and retains water taking stress out of the storm water infrastructure.
Storm water systems
Smart buildings are not reliant upon city-wide storm water systems and will not cause sewer overflows. Instead, smart buildings are capable of treating and managing the wastewater they produces as well as the storm water that falls onto site. Because storm water systems are a natural way to alleviate the need for water treatment sewage plants and storm drains, smart buildings connect to nearby systems in order to manage local storm water. Microgrid supplies potable water to the smart building, treating and reusing wastewater that comes from the building.