“The application of technology and methodology to create a building that is safer and more productive and efficient for its occupants and owners respectively.”
- For projects that are owner occupied, such as corporate, government, and institutions, the benefits of an intelligent building provide an immediate ROI in terms of higher employee productivity and reduced operating expenses.
- For commercial developments, these projects are expected to result in above market rents, improved retention, higher occupancy rates, and lower operating expenses.
- The list is long, starting with design and going through long-term operations, retrofit, and eventual decommissioning.
However, it is important to keep the focus on creating a superior project and avoid the temptation to “value engineer” out the intelligent components.