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As we move out of lockdown it is important that we stay safe as we gradually return to the workplace. Smart buildings will play a vital role in the future and we will continue to promote safe practice and the latest technology as life hopefully returns to normal.
The launch of a major white paper says boosting workplace health is a wise move “ethically, practically and financially”. Published by building automation company Priva, the document explores some of the practical ways in which this can be achieved, and the long-term benefits for businesses and their staff.
The IMMUNE Building Standard, through the Healthy by Design Building Institute (HDBI) in Brussels, is an evidence based, third-party certified rating for the built environment, focusing on providing building operators with the tools and strategy to monitor, communicate and adjust the health of the indoor physical space, with an efficient response protocol in case of viral, bacteriological, or toxicological events.
The emergence of smart buildings, incorporating sensors, big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), promises to usher in a new age of understanding. Salman Chaudhary, CEO at EmpiricAI, discusses how it will be Computer Vision AI that will make the biggest impact.
Maria Shiao, chief sales officer at Fotech, a bp Launchpad company, believes engineering is one of the most enabling professions. Maria discusses her experiences to date, what it means to be a female engineer and what can be done to encourage more women into the field.