Schneider Electric, Stand A30 & Platinum Sponsor
The buildings we enjoy and rely on have one thing in common – they all use energy. In fact, buildings consume around 30% of the world’s energy via their construction and operations and account for almost 40% of annual global greenhouse gas emissions.
The construction of new buildings is extremely carbon intensive, yet 80% of the buildings standing in 2050 will have already been built today. The future retrofitting and adaption of our existing buildings has the greatest scope for decarbonising the UK building stock.
Buildings encompass a variety of systems that work behind the scenes, from the general electricity we use to the heating, ventilation, and cooling of our rooms. Yet, in many buildings, energy is still wasted on actions like lighting, cooling, or heating unoccupied areas. Fortunately, we can target this wasted energy without impacting the function of the building or the satisfaction of its occupants, with smart, connected building technology.
We can connect, collect, and monitor data from our buildings and their system components remotely. In doing so, we can use smart analytics to identify inefficiencies or issues with their operations. Not only can this insight help to reduce our carbon emissions, but also to increase the building resiliency by protecting their critical assets and avoid operational losses through unplanned downtime.
Furthermore, occupancy and environmental sensors can inform the way we use spaces. We can analyse usage patterns, which can lead to the improved use of a building with safer and more efficient layouts. Meanwhile, they can ensure comfortable and healthy conditions, and that buildings are well ventilated. With the right approach, digital technologies can meet the needs of the planet and people. Intelligent digital systems in buildings do both.
To find out more please come and talk to us on stand A30