Smart Buildings, Virginia

Smart Buildings in Virginia

Smart Buildings, Virginia

NPI Connect smart buildings in Virginia are a technological, or digital, extension of a buildings’ architecture. Today, a great deal of American society is living through the lens and creation of technology. Buildings are adapting to this to serve their occupants. Just as phones and applications are shaping the ideas and thoughts of people, smart building technology is shaping the way we feel about our interior work environment, comfort levels, and even safety. There has never been a time in which we humans were able to connect in the way we do today. Now, we have gone a step further and are connecting into the environment of buildings. This is a Virginia smart building system.

To have a proper building will mean to have at least four walls and a roof, right? It sounds too simple, these are the minimum requirements for a building to exist (not including permits, etc.) Buildings exist to provide shelter to those inside. You might ask why build anything more than that? Why not create a building that is cheaply made, compact, and provides just the essentials?

The truth of the matter is that buildings are what shape who we are. They are more than shelter or the place where we live or work. Buildings actually influence our happiness levels and our productivity. The better a building is, the more efficient it’s occupants can be. Furthermore, inclusive relationships are encouraged, and built; thus, creating a healthy environment for everyone within the building.

In Virginia, smart buildings are growing in popularity. They intend to improve the experience of the building occupants, while at the same time, lowering energy costs and increasing ROI. Did we mention the environmental effects of smart buildings in Virginia? These systems can save 30-60% of energy resources, recycle water, and use less waste. This has incredible advantages to the local and global community. 

Feedback of Smart Buildings in Virginia

Prior to smart building systems, there was no real way to tell how comfortable the building occupants were. Sure, they could complete a form or be asked to give their input, but it was often biased and lacked scientific support. Smart buildings in VA use real time data to analyze and assess the environment. It can also compare data to similar buildings around the world. This creates “smart feedback” which can show management things like comfort levels, productivity levels, overall satisfaction, temperature preferences, and more. To gather this data, a smart building will need to implement a process such as the following:

  1. Set a measurable goal or a priority of the building (i.e. A goal could be to reduce temperature related complaints from building occupants by 7%)
  2. Ask occupants to give their feedback. This should be done using technology that includes trackable feedback and questions that are repeatable and statistical. 
  3. Collect the data, assess it, and find a solution. 
  4. Once a solution has been created, and put into place, the results can be tracked. This will show whether or not the smart building systems’ real data is improving the wellbeing of those inside the building. 

If you would like to know more about VA smart buildings, or how our own smart building systems can improve the lives of your buildings’ occupants, call NPI Connect