With advances in infrastructure and technologies, the days of buildings providing the bare minimum are behind us. Building owners, managers, and people who use them are looking towards the future; wanting and expecting more from the buildings they provide and use. Aside from smart building solutions and the Internet of Things (IoT) enabling numerous benefits to users, they can also be used to help reduce energy consumption and costs. This article will explain what Smart Building solutions are available and how they support energy savings.
The Internet of Things and Smart Building solutions
Many business owners are trying to reduce their carbon footprint and energy consumption, which will help the environment and lower the cost of energy bills. One of the best ways to collectively achieve these goals is to implement Smart Building solutions connected via the Internet of Things.
Smart Building solutions can be installed in any kind of building, from offices to museums, hospitals to universities. They are designed to optimize energy performance. Using the IoT, a range of technologies can be connected to share information between building management systems and make simple tasks more efficient through automation.
Tasks that IoT-enabled Smart Building solutions can support include predictive maintenance, security monitoring, and the controlling and monitoring of:
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning systems (HVAC)
- Electrical usage
- Water usage
Energy savings with IoT-enabled Smart Buildings solutions
Typically, resources in buildings have been managed by people manually turning them on or off. These include electrical items, heating systems, lighting systems, and water in kitchens or bathrooms. However, IoT-enabled smart building solutions are having a huge impact on how resources are managed, and it’s helping buildings become more energy efficient and to reduce energy costs.
First step: Get information! Receiving accurate, real-time data about occupancy numbers in a specific place can help automated control systems and building managers make informed resource allocation and safety decisions.
How can this be achieved? By installing Smart Building technology like people counting sensors in offices and buildings, resources such as HVAC can be adapted depending on whether a room is occupied or not, and by how many people.
The People Counting L-XL is an ideal solution for building managers looking to optimise energy usage throughout facilities. With remote device configuration via Device Management Services (PoE model) or via LoRaWAN Download Commands (LoRa model), the People Counting L-XL permits maximum ease of installation and use, with absolute data integrity even when transmitting data periodically over significant distances. The People Counting M is the compact occupancy monitoring solution from Terabee. Installation is as simple as fitting a smoke alarm, and that conveniently small footprint doesn’t mean compromising on functionality.
Smart Buildings solutions with Terabee
People counting solutions are important in building automation, to help reduce energy consumption, and contribute to an overall smarter building. However, expert support for your project is crucial to ensure you receive the most suitable advice, services and support.
Terabee people counting services, can support you with a suite of end-to-end services designed to maximize the usability of the company’s people counting solutions. Whether you are at the earliest design phase of a project or you require assistance with ongoing maintenance, our technical support professionals are primed to help you every step of the way. Our services include support and maintenance assistance, device management, professional services and an IoT platform.
For more information about how our people counting sensors can be used in your Smart Building management systems, contact us today, and we’ll be happy to discuss them with you.