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COVER STORY | SMART BUILDINGS: OUR CONNECTED, INTEGRATED FUTURE

Smart Buildings: Our Connected, Integrated Future T

echnology continues to redefine the world around us. And one of the ways technology is revolutionising our daily life is the way it is used in smart buildings to transform the landscape of building management.

But what exactly is a smart building?

FF By Jared See,

Technology Leader (Singapore), Global Technology Solutions, Cushman & Wakefield

A smart building delivers useful, integrated and smart services that make occupants productive at the lowest cost and with the least environmental impact over the building’s life cycle. Fundamentally, smart buildings utilise technology to enable the convergence of siloed systems and processes into an integrated workplace management and operations framework.     Smart buildings are buildings that:  • Are equipped with smart networked sensors, meters, materials and devices • Use automated processes to control, monitor and manage building assets and services • Are linked with an energy and sustainability management programme  • Are connected to a network of intelligent systems, infrastructure and technology platforms This  new breed of buildings leverages information technology for realtime data exchange and system interoperability,  empowering  occupants with visibility and actionable insights  through unified  information generated by a platform of Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and  analytics  technologies. In short, smart buildings ramp up efficiency and enable exciting new possibilities. Smart buildings bring together a wide spectrum of technology and business processes partners to deliver  next generation,  endto-end solutions that leverage respective core

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