Smart building technology and solutions make buildings more comfortable and efficient for everyone in them. As a global leader in facilities management, we integrate smart building solutions into traditional infrastructures and combine this with our services to deliver the very best experience for people using these buildings.
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    Smart buildings prioritize the comfort and well-being of occupants, using smart climate control systems to adjust temperature, humidity, and ventilation based on occupancy patterns. Additionally, smart lighting makes the best use of natural light and adjusts to promote productivity and a pleasant atmosphere.
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    A great feature of smart buildings is their ability to optimize energy usage. Cutting-edge automation systems and intelligent sensors monitor and control energy consumption in real-time, resulting in substantial cost savings, the most efficient resource distribution and carbon footprint reduction.
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    Smart buildings use state-of-the-art technologies to boost security. Integrated systems such as surveillance cameras, access control, and intrusion detection are centrally managed, providing a sturdy and proactive response to potential threats, thus ensuring a safe environment.

We combine our facilities management expertise with innovative technologies to help organizations transform conventional infrastructures into efficient, intelligent spaces, harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Digitalization and Connectivity: The Catalysts for Smart Buildings

It doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Small elements of IoT (Internet of things) right up to full predictive systems can be introduced into a building depending on the solutions needed. Every solution is designed to address specific client challenges, ensure the most efficient use of labor and increase the quality of service.
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enables real-time monitoring, automation, and control of various building systems, such as HVAC, lighting, and energy management, leading to optimized energy consumption and enhanced occupant comfort. 

Automation and remote monitoring

are driving efficiency and convenience in smart buildings. Automation controls building operations based on predefined rules, while remote monitoring, in our case via a Sodexo command center, enables swift response to issues or emergencies.

Data analytics

another crucial component, provide valuable insights into energy usage patterns, equipment performance, and occupant behavior. These insights enable proactive maintenance, predictive analytics, and informed decision-making, leading to cost savings and improved building performance.

A great example of how these three elements work together is with dynamic cleaning. Traditional building cleaning takes place based on a fixed schedule based on historical and ‘problem location’ information. Any change from this schedule is reactive e.g. cleaning up an accidental spill.

Dynamic cleaning improves productivity by monitoring occupancy patterns, cleanliness of spaces, availability of consumables, using sensors and apps to track room occupancy data and cleanliness in real time then dynamically allocating labor and supplies. At a FMGC client premises a dynamic cleaning trial reduced labor requirements by 4.6%, whilst maintaining / increasing the cleanliness of the space.

By integrating these three elements, we can transform traditional infrastructures into smart, sustainable, and future-ready spaces and offer solutions to our client’s challenges.

Smart Buildings: The Path to Sustainability

Smart buildings are not just transforming our spaces but are also leading the way to sustainable living and working environments. 

The use of advanced automation and data analytics can significantly reduce energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste generation. Sensors and connected devices smartly adjust lighting, heating, and cooling systems based on real-time data, resulting in improved energy efficiency.

For example, we have been able to save a massive 2.1million Kw hours of electricity per year for our client a multinational food packaging and processing company in Chakan, India. We identified potential savings across three areas: lighting, HVAC and refrigeration. Then introduced LED lighting,  an AI based energy optimisation thermostat for air conditioning, and a non-corrosive additive refrigerant enhancer. Across the estate the changes produced a CO2 reduction of 1,992 tCO2.

Our customized sustainability strategies ensure our smart building solutions contribute to a greener future whilst also enhancing the experience of everyone using the building.

Reducing our energy consumption and that of our clients is one of the four ways we are reducing our carbon emissions and working towards our Net Zero by 2040 target.

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