The way companies work has been transformed over the past decade with new ideas, technological innovation, and the entrance of new generations into the workforce. As the role of the workplace changes, so do the kinds of buildings that companies look to locate in.
For most companies, buildings need to provide more than the traditional lease – they need to help them attract the best talent, support business aims and energize and inspire their staff. Smart buildings do all these things, and more. In a smart building, building systems sustain optimal levels of performance, helping to make them highly energy efficient; the experience of building users is personalized to their individual preferences; and real-time data is captured on the performance of the building and its work spaces.
This report sets out the advantages that smart buildings offer, it identifies key technological enablers and shows how smart buildings will transform work, the workplace and the urban landscape over the next few years. Furthermore, it lays out a set of practical steps that developers can follow to realize the vision for smart buildings.
The emergence of smart buildings is about to fundamentally reshape the way modern buildings are designed, built and operated. This report shows how developers can position themselves to benefit from the changes taking place.