Smart buildings 

Four considerations for creating people-centered smart, digital workplaces

As digital technologies enable the creation of smart, digitally connected spaces, businesses should consider four aspects that would place people at the center of their smart buildings.

The rise of smart, connected devices and ubiquitous connectivity have created an opportunity to transform buildings—whether office buildings, retail stores, factories, hospitals or some other structure in which humans converge and interact—into cost-efficient, responsive environments that deliver exceptional experiences to occupants.

The article "Smart Buildings" examines four aspects of smart buildings that savvy building owners and operators should consider to create people-centered smart buildings. While smart, digital buildings span industries and uses, all can provide the same distinct capabilities:

Smart buildings
  • Bringing people together in connected spaces
  • Providing better control of facilities and operations
  • Supporting ways to collaborate digitally
  • Enabling owners to conserve resources including space, energy, water, and employees.

We suggest business leaders start by forming a smart building strategy that spans functional areas. The article learn more about how to adopt smart building technologies.

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