The smart building, as an idea, came quite naturally after smart apartments and smart homes easily found their users. The modern way of life in larger residential communities and business premises has lately increasingly required practicality, automation and ease of use.

Smart building as a business space

When automating office space, it is not necessary to automate the entire facility with the same functionalities as the smart home system. For example, if the ground floor is reserved for a garage, the automation will be in accordance with its needs (only basic subsystems), while the last floor reserved for the manager's offices will be automated down to the smallest detail. This is one of the cases where large energy savings can be achieved by automating a large business facility. Well-designed automation systems can provide employees with many advantages - a higher degree of safety, comfort, productivity, efficiency, but also environmental awareness, which, we will agree, is the most important.

Smart building and its benefits for employees


What employees value most when it comes to a smart building is the ability of each employee to manage certain subsystems to some degree. For example, an employee in his office can increase/decrease heating, lower / raise curtains via a wall panel, ie. blinds, controls lighting, etc ... But if he wants to open a window or terrace door of his office, the sensors will adjust the heat to a certain optimum. Especially important are motion detectors or multifunctional sensors that are mounted on the ceiling. If the sensor detects movement, it will automatically turn on the lights and after a certain time interval it will turn it off if it does not detect movement. Also, the sensor has the ability to measure Lx which means it can adjust the intensity of the lighting based on the lighting in the room. Such things reduce the employee's time to adjust to the conditions in which he will work most efficiently.

So, a smart building gives employees what is difficult to provide today - ideal working conditions and spending minimal time to achieve them.

What are the main goals of automation?

Smart building automation projects achieve the greatest savings by regulating heating and cooling. In addition to savings, a very important segment is to achieve the comfort and safety of the facility itself. The best way to do that is to implement BMS through equipment that specializes in just that purpose. Schneider Electric controllers have great capabilities when it comes to managing a single smart building. They are used to create optimal ambient conditions such as temperature and humidity control in the room via heat pumps and air chambers. Also, controllers play a big role in fire protection systems, smoke and ventilation in offices, auxiliary and technical rooms.

One of the biggest advantages is that we can provide a centralized monitoring and management system, very easy and simple for users. This monitoring system contains, besides an overview of the condition of the heat pumps, also a display of the ventilation systems.

Lately, a meteorological station has often been installed on smart buildings. It will provide updated information on wind speed and sunlight intensity and will initiate the lowering/raising of blinds on the building.

References about smart buildings (commercial and residential communities) mean to our future clients, but also to those who are considering investing in apartments in smart buildings. Even when budgets are limited, our team will successfully present your vision for your space that you want to automate so that all employees and all tenants are equally satisfied.