Smart building trends: Predictions for what’s to come – Smart Cities World

Franco Castaldini, ThoughtWire, rounds up the smart building trends to look out for.

Harbor Research has noted four critical needs for IoT platforms as they evolve in 2019 and beyond, including:

  • Enablement of real-time temporal, spatial and state-based contextual processing
  • Providing tools for development of real-time, stateful applications
  • Simultaneous and asynchronous action on any type of information from any device, storage or streaming source
  • Configurable software platform architecture enabling both peer-to-peer and client-server distribution of service

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If you want to see all these abilities in action, and more, take a look at Sensative’s Yggio platform.

Technology Is Turning Facilities Management From Boring to Bespoke

Technology and changing attitudes to the workplace are driving a transformation of commercial real estate. FM is coming of age, as it seeks to blend empathy, strategic thinking, commercial expertise and an eye for innovation. Tenant work-life harmony is becoming a key focus for building owners and space is being seen as an experience, rather than as a commodity. Passive and siloed data is being analyzed for actionable insights in real-time. Digital technology is emerging as a key tool to manage buildings. The stage is set for unified, enterprise-level management of buildings to emerge as the next big thing in commercial real estate.

Retrofitting old buildings for smart HVAC systems

Connected smart sensors play a significant role in establishing smart HVAC systems in old buildings. By having sensors in the existing system, components and back-end software providing data analytics, old buildings can also receive benefits from smart HVAC systems.

Upgrading HVAC to a smart system is a good start, as long as you don’t paint yourself into a corner. While investing in sensors and IoT gateways you should consider if the data could be re-used. For instance, a temperature sensor/thermostat is needed to control the heating/cooling. But, that temperature data could also be sent to a tenant app, used to signal if a window is open, used for statistics and optimizations, and so on. Also, if you have many properties you would be interested in collecting all data from all the properties to a remote common control center.

When you are in the process of investing and upgrading to save money, you should think about the whole picture. Or as we say at Sensative; “think big, start small and scale fast“.

IDC Smart Cities

Global spending on smart cities initiatives will reach US$189.5 billion in 2023, according to the latest report published by market research firm IDC.

“Although smart grid and smart meter investments still represent a large share of spending within smart cities, we see much stronger growth in other areas, related to intelligent transportation and data-driven public safety, as well as platform-related use cases and digital twin, which are increasingly implemented at the core of smart cities projects globally,”said Serena Da Rold, program manager in IDC’s Customer Insights & Analysis group, in the statement.

The research firm is expected to see five cases account for over half of all smart cities spending in 2019: smart grid, fixed visual surveillance, advanced public transportation, smart outdoor lighting, and intelligent traffic management. However, their share in investment will somehow decline by 2023, the firm said.

Strong vertical applications drive the investments in smart cities, but with horizontal platforms and digital twins picking up speed.

The Two Big Reasons That Digital Transformations Fail – Harvard Business Review

Results from a study of 1,350 companies.

Plenty of cash is flowing into digital initiatives at large, industrial companies. In fact, the executives we surveyed recently at 1,350 of these businesses globally reported investments in digital reinvention totaling more than $100 billion between 2016 and 2018.

The problem is that the expected results often fail to materialize. Most of the leaders we surveyed (companies representing 17 countries and 13 industries) reported poor returns on their digital investments. The primary reason: unsuccessful efforts to scale digital innovations beyond early pilot work.

Digitalization is all about interoperability. Between managers, employees, old and new processes, innovation and optimization, and tech. Going from vertical silos (organizations, departments, business as usual) to horizontal co-operation.

SOM fortsätter med cyklar, laddplatser och lugna miljöer

Digital Humans – Sista fasen av SOM-projektet har inletts och en rad nya projekt är i uppstartsfasen. Att Lund är en cykelkommun märks tydligt genom att det blir ytterligare två projekt med cyklar – men det kommer också bland annat att handla om förbättringar av laddplatser och störningsövervakning av elnätet.

IoT handlar om att göra nytta mha data och uppkoppling. Nya spännande och nyttiga projekt i SOM-projektet.

These Are The Top Real Estate Tech Trends In 2020

Real estate is no longer about “location, location, location;” it has evolved into a new mantra that we have termed, “location, experience, analytics.”

“Data and the ability to access it, while presenting many questions and challenges – such as data ownership and privacy concerns – represent a tremendous opportunity for the commercial real estate industry to enhance operations and improve the tenant experience.”

This doesn’t highlight the huge challenge of legacy systems and data locked-in into incompatible system silos in older buildings. Constructing a new building makes it quite straight-forward, you just install systems that are open and can be integrated. These high standards will be norm and tenants in older buildings will request the same services, or they will move out.

SACC Summit 2019 – November 7-8  Washington DC

Welcome to the premier networking event, SACC Summit 2019, presented by SACC-USA and SACC Washington DC in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in the United States. The theme of the meeting will be disruptions in business and politics.

Sensative is a sponsor of SACC Summit 2019 and will also be hosting a panel discussion about sustainable buildings. Visit the link and scroll down to find an interview with Mats Pettersson, CEO of Sensative.

SACC-USA is a key facilitator in the development of trade relations and investment opportunities between the United States and Sweden.

SOM har redan gjort stora avtryck

Digital Humans – SOM-projektet har pågått i två år och redan har många delprojekt avslutats eller befinner sig på upploppet. För undersökningen av cyklisternas cykelvägar med hjälp av ny teknik och av hur sensorer kan förändra sopbranschen är redan forskningsrapporter gjorda. Vi har också bland annat arbetat med sensorer i stadsodling, sensorer för att övervaka kritisk infrastruktur i staden, en smart by, lösningar för att visualisera sensordata samt undervisningspaket för sensorer i skolan. Här är en summering av vad som hänt hittills.

An update from the SOM project in Lund, where Sensative provides the Yggio IoT platform.