10 Smart Building Technologies With A Measurable Financial Return

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Executive Summary

Real estate and facilities executives remain under constant pressure to deliver new cost savings and efficiencies. This report highlights ten retrofittable smart building technologies that can deliver a measurable financial return across rent, energy, maintenance and security costs. The report covers technologies such as demand-controlled ventilation, predictive fault detection and diagnostics (FDD), remote security management and solar-plus-battery systems. The analysis finds that a new generation of AI-powered technology solutions is helping firms realise further savings by driving automation and smarter decision-making. Firms can also extend the benefits of smart building technology by integrating multiple solutions, such as predictive energy insights with building controls. Corporate executives and facilities services firms should use this report to understand innovation and inform their future building technology roadmaps. Smart building software vendors can also use it to identify innovative solutions and partnership opportunities.

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Innovative Technologies Help Firms Unlock Further Savings Across Energy, Maintenance And Rent

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Figure 1-1. Analysis Of 10 Smart Building Technologies Providing A Financial Return 
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About the authors

Ben Hext

Industry Analyst

Ben is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. His current agenda covers hardware and software solutions for energy management, on-site power generation, and COVID-19 mitigation management. He holds an M.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Durham University,

Susan Clarke

Research Director

Susan leads the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. Her current research agenda focuses on software solutions for real estate management including integrated workplace management systems and IoT platforms for buildings. Her research expertise also includes a broad range of energy management technologies and energy services. Susan has eight years of experience in technology research. She holds a MSc from the University of London in Sustainable Development.

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