The world of smart buildings is constantly evolving and with it, the potential for cost savings, energy efficiency and improved work environments. One area that has seen significant growth in recent years is the use of AI-driven solutions to optimize the utilization of office space. One such solution is InfraSenses, a thermal image analytics system that detects the presence, movement and body temperature of individuals within a building.
The smart building market is projected to reach $74.4 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 15.6% from 2020 to 2027, as per a report by MarketsandMarkets. The growth of this market is attributed to the increasing need for energy-efficient buildings, growing adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) and connected devices, and the need for enhanced security and safety.
One of the key areas where smart building technology can bring significant value is in optimizing the utilization of office space. A recent study by CBRE Group, Inc. shows that on average, 30% of office space is unoccupied at any given time. This not only leads to wasted space and resources, but also results in increased energy consumption and costs.
There are multiple benefits InfraSenses can bring to optimizing the use of office spaces and for this short article, we will just go through the most important ones.
InfraSenses can help with energy savings in smart buildings by detecting the presence and movement of individuals within the building. This information can be used by the smart building system to adjust the temperature and lighting accordingly. For example, if an area of the building is unoccupied, the system can turn off the lights and lower the temperature to save energy. On the other hand, if an area is occupied, the system can adjust the temperature and lighting to ensure a comfortable and productive environment for the occupants.
By using InfraSenses to optimize the usage of energy in the building, building managers can significantly reduce energy consumption and costs.
Improved Space Utilization
By providing real-time data on which areas of the building are being used and when, InfraSenses can help with improved space utilization. This information can be used to make informed decisions about how to allocate space within the building. For example, if a conference room is only being used a few hours a day, it may make more sense to repurpose that space for something else, such as a coworking space or a quiet area for individual work.
In addition, InfraSenses can also help with the scheduling and booking of meeting rooms and other shared spaces.
By knowing the availability and usage of these spaces, building managers can optimize their utilization and reduce the risk of overbooking or underutilization.
Enhanced Work Environment
InfraSenses helps improve the overall work environment by ensuring that the temperature and lighting in different areas of the building are comfortable and conducive to productivity.
This is especially important in the age of COVID-19, as maintaining proper indoor air quality and the temperature has become even more crucial.
Compliance and Safety
In addition to the benefits outlined above, InfraSenses can also assist with compliance and safety. By detecting the presence and movement of individuals within the building, InfraSenses can ensure that fire and safety regulations are being followed. It can also help with crowd control by alerting building management if certain areas become too crowded.
By accurately measuring human body temperature the system can also flag potentially ill visitors/employees and help prevent the spreading of disease.
Overall, the use of InfraSenses in smart buildings can lead to improved occupancy, space utilization, enhanced energy efficiency and an increased level of safety, as well as cost savings.
As AI-driven solutions like InfraSenses become more prevalent in the world of smart buildings, we can expect to see even more benefits emerge.
If you are interested in learning more about how our thermal imaging technology can optimize occupancy and usage of different areas within a building, improve energy efficiency and ensure compliance and safety, while also protecting privacy, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Our experts would be happy to schedule a consultation and discuss how InfraSenses can benefit your specific needs. You may also want to look at other examples of how Pragmile is expanding its AI capabilities in various industries.
By working together, we can help you optimize your building’s performance and improve the work environment for your employees and visitors.