When it comes to defining an intelligent building, there is usually no specific or standard answer. The reason for this is that technology is constantly evolving; therefore, any definition taken as a standard yesterday can become obsolete today. So, the key for a building to be intelligent is to remain updated by always adopting the newest technologies available. Networks Product, Inc., also known as NPI Connect, is a leader in the development and deployment of intelligent building solutions, and is available through calls at (301) 548-0300.
Defining Intelligent Buildings
The most accepted definition of intelligent building, what people also sometimes call a smart building, is the building which is designed and leveraged in the safest, most energy efficient and environment friendly way. An intelligently designed building provides maximum comfort and services to its inhabitants while causing minimum negative effect on the environment and thus ultimately contributes to both the environment and industry. However, another significant yet overlooked benefit of intelligent buildings is their cost effectiveness. It has been proven that a smart and intelligent building costs way less if you consider operational and maintenance expenses. Although sometimes it might cost a little higher to initially deploy an intelligent architecture of a building, the total cost of ownership is significantly lower than traditional architecture.
Designing Intelligent Buildings
In the design process of an intelligent building, the most important factor is the optimum use of technology, which includes both hardware and software. However, the hardware plays the most important role in an efficient design of the architecture of a smart infrastructure. The hardware requirements of an intelligent building include the understanding of the needs of monitoring the environmental realities when connected and synchronized with an electrical system. An example of an intelligent system would be letting it decide when to turn the air conditioning on or off. When there are no individuals in a room in the building, the air conditioning should turn off automatically. Another type of challenge for an intelligent building could be letting it decide when to turn on or off the room heater. In a winter season, an intelligent building room should turn off the room heater automatically when optimum room temperature is already reached and turn it back on when the temperature is below average, so that if a person enters the room, he or she finds an adequate temperature that maximizes comfort.
Our Approach in Designing Intelligent Buildings
When we design intelligent and smart buildings, we take our clients’ requirements into account, while also attempting to minimize costs at the lowest possible level as well as increasing the positive effect on the environment as much as possible. The reason we are so successful in this industry is that we design the architecture from a holistic point of view, recognizing the responsibility to contribute to the environment, understanding the global phenomenon of the greenhouse effect, and contributing to the safety and comfort of our clients while contributing to technology. Contact NPI Connect at (301) 548-0300 for your intelligent building design, and achieve more while spending less through contributing positively to the environment.