After a busy first day at the Smart Buildings Virtual Conference, tomorrow (14th October) promises more content for the savvy building owner or manager.

The day kicks off at 10am with Neil Dolley, technical director at Sauter looking at ‘The future of smart building technology’. His presentation will look at the control technologies available today and in the very near future and how we can bring those technologies together to achieve the aspirations of a smart building.

At 10.35am David Hughes at Assa Abloy will be addressing ‘The future of Electronic Access Control in commercial buildings’. He will highlight the effects of urbanisation on security systems and wow we design access in buildings to reduce carbon footprint.

Rob Mitchell, director, SSE Enterprise Energy Solutions, will be asking ‘Are we ready to be smart’ at 11.10 and how we can achieve the best outcomes for customers’. This presentation is at 11.10am.

Greenwaves Technologies, will be looking at ‘Occupancy, distanciation and more with easy to install, autonomous smart building sensors’. Martin Croome, will be showing how the ability to embed sophisticated AI algorithms into battery operated sensors is producing a new range of metrics that can be used by facility managers to reduce costs and drive decision making when managing buildings, at 12.05pm.

At 12.40pm, Matthew Wallace, Smart Buildings Specification Team Lead - Schneider Electric, will be explaining ‘How IoT is shaping the office built environment.’

Silvair’s presentation, ‘Energy efficiency through standards-based lighting control systems’, by Simon Slupik will be after lunch at 2pm. This session will discuss the unified architecture of Bluetooth mesh - based inter-luminaire networks extended with DALI/D4i intra-luminaire networks and the benefits of ease of commissioning, energy savings and data reporting.

At 2.35pm, Distech Controls will talk on ‘Connected Controls delivering Healthy and Trustworthy Buildings’. Simon Ward will take a look at the available solutions for a healthy building and demonstrate how you can create truly smart buildings.

The day closes at 3.10pm with a panel discussion, moderated by Bluetooth entitled, ‘The future of data and the role of intelligent luminaires in optimizing building management solutions’ Panellists include, Dee Denteneer, secretary general - Zhaga Consortium, Paul Drosihn, general manager - DiiA (Digital Illumination Interface Alliance), Chuck Sabin, senior director, market development - Bluetooth SIG and Simon Slupik, president/CTO - Silvair.

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