Will Smart Buildings Be The Future Trend In The Philippine Metropolis?
In cities like Makati and Manila, the newest development in terms of high-rise condos and business infrastructure seem to be in favor of going “smart”. Smart buildings are infrastructures that use high tech materials and apps to control the functions of the building such as air conditioning and lighting. With the help of sensors and other devices, Smart Buildings work with the click of a button using your remote control or even mobile devices like phones to enjoy such services.
Smart buildings make residents enjoy more comfortable lives by giving them the convenience of switching the lights, running the air conditions, security and entertainment with just a click of a button.
Why should real estate developers go “smart”?
The truly convenient and efficient system a smart building uses is designed to reduce energy consumption, boost the productivity of the facility staff, and improve the operations within the infrastructure. Also, smart building developers,
and builders prioritize making the infrastructures environment-friendly and easier to sustain.
A perfect example is that smart buildings are more efficient when it comes to energy consumption. The system is designed online to automatically turn your AC on and off at a certain schedule, thus, helping save electricity.
With smart buildings, you get cleaner and more environment-friendly alternatives as home or business owners
Choosing to be environment friendly and putting more energy efficient strategies in place help reduce the carbon footprint of smart buildings.
Other ways how smart buildings function is how the windows are constructed such that they allow daylight to enter the building good enough to illuminate the rooms without having to use electric lights.
Why smart buildings are beneficial
The increase in the price of electricity, the threat of global warming and climate change, and an unstable economy continue to increase the awareness of both private and public sectors to take a second look at how they use electricity.
Being safe for the environment isn’t the only benefit that we can derive from building “smart”. Smart buildings are designed to make work and living conditions better. Because of regulated ventilation and air conditioning as well as lighting, we get to enjoy being more productive in a more comfortable setting.
Smart Buildings also give us a safer and more secure environment to work and live in. At present, smart buildings are equipped with security systems that help detect smoke or fire, inform tenants when to evacuate the premise in case of calamities, and even alert the authorities in cases of safety and security breaches. Security is a very important factor in the construction of Smart Buildings, and most of them utilize advanced CCTV set ups that are capable of streaming footage from a surveillance camera to a desktop or laptop to monitor the safety of the tenants.
Lastly, the lower maintenance and electricity costs of smart buildings now make real estate developers and building owners rethink their choices.