Around 2050,  the entire world population will live in cities. Therefore, metropolitan areas will have to implement technology in order to guarantee their habitability and sustainability. The same will occur  in the case of  building construction which will  have more and more  either to preserve the environment or to meet the consumer’s requirements such as energy saving, safety and maximum comfort. In light of that, building automation offers a valuable solution to the future situation above described, by centralizing, automatizing and optimizing the general building functioning.

Nonetheless, buildings are still constructed by using  either conventional architecture standards or obsolete and inefficient electrical facilities which increase power consumption and damage environment.  Due to the above described lack of automation and technological development, building automation, also known as “ technology applied to buildings”,  started coming into light.

What does building automation mean?

Building automation encompasses different type of technologies that are, in general, implemented in work facilities or in people’s homes in order to automatize and use the energy resources in the best way possible. In addition to that, building automation can be implemented in everyday life since it enable us to do our daily tasks  easily and in a faster way by using cell phone applications.

Home automation or, more in general, building automation combines  different automatized fields such as the electrical, electronic, robotic and telecommunications ones:  in other words, building automation facilitates the communication among all the aforementioned elements and, at the same time, it highly increases energy saving, safety and consumer’s comfort.

In order to guarantee the proper functioning of the aforementioned systems, it is essential to dispose of a great amount of information; as a matter of fact, sensors capable of  detecting basic elements such as indoor and outdoor building temperature and giving  orders adequately according to the situation, are key in automatic systems.

Building automation is much more advantageous  than conventional systems since it fulfils our present necessities and it also adjusts to new technologies.

Where can building automation be implemented and what are its most important  advantages?

Building automation can really automatize the  buildings so that common elements,  for instance,  lightening or air conditioning, are intertwined and able to establish a well communicated and safe environment thanks to the combining of new technological systems with the unstoppable internet development.

The main devices implemented in building automation are the following ones:

  • Light, temperature and movement sensors, automatic opening systems such as automatic doors, presence detector, awning and shutters
  • Boiler or heating thermostats
  • Ignition systems and energy consumption regulators
  • Irrigation control systems

The most important advantage of building automation is the remarkable energy saving it  enables us to achieve as well as  making it possible for the buildings to be both energetically efficient and sustainable. The aforementioned saving has a positive effect on the planet and citizen’s health since the more pollution indexes decrease,  the higher quality life people can achieve. Moreover, buildings where the above mentioned systems  have already been implemented, contribute to create a  higher state of well being among those who work inside of them, since they better fulfil their necessities and, consequently,  improve work environment and productivity.

All those building where automation technology has been implemented provide much more dependable and precise data regarding their general situation since they can be controlled  either from just one access point or a remote connection, thus, it is possible to quickly resolve any problem that might occur.

As far as as firms are concerned, we can say that fostering building automation will enable them to highly improve and establish both their image and brand.

Thanks   to building automation, companies will provide diversified service that will be very appreciated and valued by their clients/ partners or potential ones. In this way, they will also increase their profit margin since their sales will increase and  they will reach a huge economical saving too by fostering sustainable technology.

Finally, it is important to underline that automatic systems are fully based on information  i.e. collected data contribute to broaden the database  as well as  preventing or resolving future problems much more quickly and efficiently. Hence, it will be possible to significantly save time and energy.

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