Smart Buildings: how they’re helping to develop smart cities

Smart buildings are taking the lead role in developing smart cities and are renowned throughout the industry as pivotal tools in meeting the challenges we face today and, in the future, from reaching net zero targets, security and increased demand for interoperability.

Did you know that cities and their buildings account for around 65% of global energy demand?

It’s therefore imperative that the adoption of smart cities grows to help tackle climate change. A modern city needs to create inclusive and sustainable solutions by combining data, people, and tech.

Merging IoT technology and AI will be essential to ensure connected building systems keep people safe and secure, whilst also supporting the aim to be more energy efficient.

Building towards a smart and sustainable future

By building smart buildings we will make our cities more workable, liveable and sustainable.

Thanks to smart building technology buildings and homes are now able to consume energy more efficiently. A building is far from simple, they’re complex systems that have so many elements to think about – from the circulation of air, water and electricity.

The use of IoT based tech is helping to ensure that these vital resources are delivered both cleanly and efficiently.

It’s not all about new tech

It’s important to optimise existing buildings to help accelerate the sustainable development of smart cities globally.

When we upgrade older buildings to smart and more intelligent buildings, smart sectors within a city can emerge which will then in turn promote smarter communities and eventually smart cities.

Smart buildings are the bricks and mortar when it comes to scaling a smart city from the ground up.

We can create a new ecosystem by using IoT and AI to connect buildings, infrastructure and transport which can reduce energy waste, carbon emissions and rely more on renewable energy.

The resurgence of IoT

Thanks to the rise of IoT and with cloud computing, AI, sensors and smart data, we now have buildings that talk to us, the cloud and each other, enabling us to save energy, cut emissions and make us more comfortable.

It’s crazy to think that just a few decades ago the concept of smart buildings was unimaginable, but they’re now a reality and they’ll play a vital role in the development and the success of smart cities.

We’ve no doubt that 2021 will be the year that smart cities kick on and take shape, as advances in IoT brings together smart buildings, power grids and EV charging to create a new smart society ecosystem that will form a new smart society ecosystem.

There’s no problem we can’t solve

If you’d like to know more about how we connect buildings for our major clients get in touch! You can drop us an email to: and we can arrange a teams call and chat through smart building requirements.

Interested in hearing more about smart buildings?

Attend our free webinar. Jen Johnson, Managing Director of Thermatic Energy Services, will be jointly presenting Wireless Logic Ltd’s next webinar on cellular connectivity for Smart Building applications with Mark Appleby, Business Development Manager at Wireless Logic. Register here.

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