The never-ending pursuit of sustainability and greater comfort is driving the development of smart technologies and their inclusion in new homes and commercial buildings. Smart technology makes it possible for living spaces and commercial operations to have ideal light and indoor temperatures at virtually all times.
Smart technologies also make new homes and commercial buildings more economical and sustainable. Let’s take a closer look at some of the more exciting ways in which smart technology integration makes new construction more viable for new homes and commercial developments.
Sensor Technology Enables Automation
A variety of sensors make it possible for smart technology to greatly impact utility usage. Initially, most smart technologies focused on controlling heating and cooling systems and turning lights on and off with a timer.
Advancements in sensory technology greatly enable the growth of smart technology for your home or place of business. The cloud, Wi-Fi, and broadband internet have given birth to the Internet of Things. Those things are common items, like lights and faucets, that smart technology can control automatically.
Automation Optimizes Utilities Use
The automation that smart technology enables you to use can determine when different items are used regularly and to what extent. From lights to HVAC systems, the smart technology tracks daily use and uses the data to determine the optimal times to do things like turn lights on and when to make them brighter.
For example, smart technology could track your daily shower, determine how long you usually spend in it, and the average water temperature. Eventually, it could determine when you have entered the shower and provide you with the water flow and temperature that you prefer.
Those are just a couple of examples of the many great ways in which smart technology in residential homes and commercial buildings can make life better and more sustainable. The potential for great advances in smart technology makes it possible for homes and places of business to increase comfort while reducing the cost and environmental impact of providing it.
Michael Stortini of Apennine Development in Wilmington, Delaware, is an expert in commercial and residential real estate development. Michael Stortini can help you to plan a truly smart home or commercial development when you give him a call or contact us online to schedule a meeting.