Smart Buildings

The added value of IoT in the real estate sector

IoT has played an important role in the real estate industry for a long time. As a valuable addition to the building management system, IoT allows building managers to better control and automate the indoor climate, save costs and improve the user experience.

The sensors provide insight into various parameters, such as temperature, light, CO2 concentration, and occupancy. This real-time data can be used in many ways.

Smart indoor climate management

Smart indoor climate management

Quality improvement of your building

Quality improvement of your building

Reduce energy consumption

Reduce energy consumption

Optimize space usage

Optimize space usage

Improving the indoor climate

By placing smart sensors in a building, you can monitor and improve the indoor climate at a detailed level. Temperature sensors, for example, transmit data via IoT to HVAC systems for more precise temperature control and rooms that feel even more comfortable.

Humidity sensors enable a system to measure humidity levels inside and outside a building. The system then automatically adjusts the settings to purify the air. In addition, you can also measure the CO2 content with CO2 sensors and act on this when it is too high. All this data ensures that you can automatically control the indoor climate to create a safe and healthy environment.

Improving the indoor climate
Energy-efficient buildings

Energy-efficient buildings

Sustainability is an important theme within the real estate industry. Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration or HVAC systems are responsible for approximately 60% of a commercial building’s energy consumption. With IoT technology, you can manage energy consumption more effectively to reduce costs, reduce risks and address environmental problems. For example, sensors can measure the occupancy in rooms. By analyzing the collected data, you gain insight into which rooms are occupied and when. Based on this, you can illuminate, heat, or ventilate the rooms.

In addition, you can detect and predict deviations in the HVAC system to prevent wasted energy use and abnormal system behavior. With automated alerts when HVAC performance declines, immediate action can be taken, and these issues are resolved faster.

Space optimization

With the emergence of trends, such as flexible working and working from home, many spaces in buildings remain unused. Because there is no insight into the occupancy, a lot of costs are wasted on unused open-plan offices and meeting rooms. IoT can also help with this. Presence sensors automatically record the occupancy rate of any room or even desk.

Based on the data, managers can, for example, restructure the office or rent out vacant spaces. In addition, you can adjust maintenance to the occupation. You can save costs by only cleaning the spaces that have been used.

Space optimization
Energy neutral houses

Energy neutral houses

IoT facilitates the push for energy-neutral construction. With IoT, sensors in homes or buildings are linked to each other and the internet, making it possible to measure energy consumption, the energy yield of solar panels or collectors, the temperature, the humidity, and the condition of the equipment from any location.

It is important to know whether equipment that you use to reduce your energy consumption, such as solar collectors, or to generate energy, such as solar panels, is functioning properly. Are you getting the most out of your boiler or heat pump? Is the adjustment of your radiators or underfloor heating correct? How well do the solar panels function? IoT provides insights into this and ensures that maintenance can be performed on time and sustainability goals are achieved.

We are happy to discuss the possibilities with B-IoT with you.