Learn more about smart buildings.
Over the years, technology has come to change the way we live, since it has become part of our day to day, facilitating many of the tasks we perform and helping to perform our work better, this because it puts within our reach tools that we did not have or were processes that were carried out manually and therefore took longer.
When we talk about an object for daily use that has the term intelligent, we immediately think of things that make our daily lives easier and incorporate technologies that help us to do things more quickly, which is why we are currently with this term in many aspects such as televisions, telephones, refrigerators and lately we find it even in buildings.
In large cities, more and more buildings are seen in which we hear the term "smart" and sometimes it is difficult for us to imagine how a concrete and metal structure could incorporate technological processes, so we will talk a little about these new technologies below. in the field of construction.
Learn more about smart buildings
These buildings have fully sophisticated equipment, with advances in each of their systems, innovative designs and state-of-the-art technology that helps their inhabitants every day by facilitating daily tasks, ensuring correct use of the facilities, thus creating a fully controlled and recreational for whoever is within these complexes.
Some characteristics of these constructions are that inside we can generally find improvements in air conditioning, lighting, electricity, security, telecommunications, multimedia, information technology, access control that will allow its users a more automated management and control.
The information collected from the tenants for the correct functioning of certain tasks helps to ensure that during each operation there is an optimal record to connect a large number of subsystems and keep a clear relationship on the functions and general conditioning of the structures.
Despite being buildings with innovative systems inside, great design and a solid structure, these properties are economical, easy to use and comfortable, achieving the main objective of caring for the environment with the help of technology with optimal use, making There is a greater saving of energy and resources within these constructions.
For this reason, these complexes must be efficient in consumption, having water and energy saving systems controlling and regulating the flow used so that they are continuously collecting information on the energy consumed, which must be integrated into their control systems, whether in turn it has to be fully integrated into the building systems and be part of it.
For this, the buildings have to be fully automated to optimize their operation electronically; For its part, the trust placed in these complexes is one of the strong points since they are all equipped with the most innovative security systems, they are adaptable to implement continuous technological changes, they are also prepared to be ergonomic, thus guaranteeing the comfort of their users. since one of its objectives is to make life easier for its occupants.
The structure of these buildings effectively improves resistance and performance by optimizing construction materials, connection between areas, orientation between finished spaces, furniture and aesthetics, thus creating the perfect balance between technology, architecture, design and construction, helping users to be in constant sensory comfort.
These complexes use resources through the use of available techniques which are:
- Digital Infrastructure: This resource says that a good infrastructure decreases bad decisions and improves each process.
- Remote monitoring: alarm system that has the technology to detect unauthorized entry.
- Automated systems: their objective is to increase production, optimize times and costs.
- Energy efficiency measure: Rationalization of resources, mainly electricity.
What is a smart building?
Smart buildings are constructions that incorporate from their design elements that make it more functional for those who inhabit it, since they contain elements that automate some processes and take into account factors such as energy savings and the incorporation of the use of natural resources.
All of these features provide users with security benefits, as well as convenience, as automated processes help facilitate and optimize the use of resources within a building.
These buildings take into account four main characteristics:
- Structure: It is considered that there must be architectural elements that facilitate the construction of these properties, which is why high ceilings, connections between hallways or spaces are incorporated, among other things that help favor the way in which users interact with the environment.
- Systems: The incorporation of systems helps users have a more efficient experience. Within this area, aspects such as lighting of the place, air conditioning, use of wastewater, automated stairs, among other factors, are considered.
- Services: It is important that users have spaces and aspects that help them do their work more efficiently, which is why these buildings have internet services, telephone, 24-hour surveillance, computer equipment, as well as spaces where people They can carry out their work as comfortable areas, meeting rooms, video conference rooms, among other spaces.
- Administration: For smart buildings, the human factor is an important aspect since they help and support all logistics within the building, from the first contact at the reception, on-site surveillance, inventory taking, cleaning, among other aspects. that help keep everything in order.
What smart buildings exist in Mexico?
In Mexico there are several buildings that have been incorporating intelligent technologies into their different areas and there is even the Mexican Association of Intelligent and Sustainable Building which is a group of companies whose objective is to seek the preservation of the environment through the use of technologies that are sustainable and renewable.
This tower has a LEED Gold Certification which means that it has spaces that seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it has resource use systems such as reducing energy consumption and water use, and it also has protection systems in case of accidents such as fires. or earthquakes, it also has vertical gardens every three floors.
This building is characterized by having systems for the use of energy, in addition to a structure that makes it possible to take advantage of the spaces effectively, as well as to adequately treat wastewater to reuse it throughout the premises, another of the benefits of this place is that it has green areas, as well as spaces with natural lighting that help reduce the use of artificial light.
This enclosure has a LEED Gold Certification since it has centralized systems that allow managing aspects such as electricity and security in the enclosure, it also has ventilation systems that can be adapted depending on the time of year, as well as ultraviolet lamps that They allow the elimination of microorganisms that can harm health, it also has a shock absorber system that allows it to withstand large-scale earthquakes.
With a LEED Platinum Certification, the Reforma Tower has a distribution in its spaces that allows the entry of natural light, reducing the consumption of electrical energy, also every four floors you can find green spaces that allow you to create more natural environments, in addition As part of the use of resources, it has a plant that allows both rainwater and sewage to be treated and can be distributed to the building.
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