Building Technology Infrastructure
There are several factors that contribute to the growth of smart buildings, including the low operating costs, rapid rate of urbanization, positive government regulations, and the vital role that smart buildings play in the conservation of energy. As more people start to move towards technology, smart and high performance office buildings are becoming a more widely adopted method for people to meet their occupants' needs. Today, we’ll take an in-depth look at why offices are adopting this trend.
Tenant Demands for High-Tech Spaces
As we rely more on high-tech devices, our expectations for technology infrastructure have moved to their places of work. Offices that want to remain relevant need to cater to employees who are tech-savvy and want to work in an office with the latest technology. While a huge portion of employees expect offices to have these features, many office workers often feel that their offices are not as smart as they need. And the increase in momentum of smart and healthy office buildings has led to new demands for technology infrastructure.
Continued Demand for Green Buildings
Green office buildings have become widespread. The energy savings realized in green office buildings help reduce operation costs. And smart office building wellness certifications seek to standardize and offer data on the financial benefit of a healthy office building. According to WiredScore, office buildings with better connectivity have higher chances of capturing higher rents.
Space utilization has become a huge factor in offices adapting to smart office trends. Office spaces, on average, cost about $43 per square foot with mobility of about $70 per square, depending on the office location. CBRE report shows that about 40 percent of office space is empty. With a huge amount of space being completely unused or underutilized, many businesses are paying for more office space than they really need.
The aim of many businesses is to attract and retain top talent by providing them access to creative and collaborative spaces. Fortunately, smart office building allows businesses to collect data about the space that is being used as well as the frequency of its use, allowing companies to stop paying for unnecessary spaces.
An average office building is expected to save about 18 percent of its entire energy use by building technology infrastructure. Even smaller offices can save almost the same amount of energy as a bigger office. While different office building uses different energy amount for different reasons, HVAC systems, lighting, and office equipment are some of the areas where smart building technology infrastructure can provide the maximum impact. Since existing offices consume more energy than new spaces, many office building owners have started retrofitting older structures to reduce energy footprints.
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