The Non-Energy Benefits of Smart Buildings

Smart buildings monitor energy efficiency, but what are they really tracking?

The Guardian, June 13, 2016

Most commercial buildings in Australia already have building management systems in place to monitor and adjust energy and water usage for maximum efficiency. Take the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, for example. The Adelaide research building uses an integrated building system that coordinates all of the building’s technologies – from heating and cooling, to hydraulics, fire monitoring, lighting, security and lab controls – in a single platform. The system has reportedly helped to save 18% in whole building energy savings.