Energy efficiency doesn't have to be uncomfortable. Smart buildings are finding new ways to balance occupant comfort with increased efficiency, decreased costs, and lower emissions.
Comfort doesn’t have to be sacrificed to make buildings more energy efficient.
As commercial buildings get smarter, energy management systems are finding new ways to lower emissions and costs while maximizing occupants’ experience.
We used CB Insights data to identify five ways that technology is quantifying how occupants respond to temperature, lighting, and more, and how that data is being used to support the push for smarter, more efficient buildings.
USING AI TO determine THE NUMBER OF OCCUPANTS
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are not always designed for efficiency; they cool rooms the same whether they have 5 or 50 occupants.