Top 10 Smart Building IoT Trends in 2018

  January 18, 2018

By Ryan Berlin

For commercial buildings, the transition to smart buildings is vital to the growth of an organization. It will help the building management save a lot of money because of better efficiency as well as improved overall building operation, according to an article on

The Internet of things (IoT) has created a gateway to help manage and control elaborate buildings. These gateways are projected to exceed 64 million units in 2021, according to ABI Research.

Smart buildings and smart cities are continuously transforming how people carry out their activities on daily basis. Smart cities will soon emerge with things like street lights and parking meters connected to commercial buildings and connected to the internet. At present, some cities have started implementing the smart city approach by connecting everything about their community to the internet.

Along with conserving energy, smart buildings will help save money. Here are some of the biggest IoT smart building trends likely to take shape this year, according to SenseWare.

  1. Predictive maintenance
  2. Air quality measurement
  3. IoT-supported complex applications
  4. Measurement and verification using IoT
  5. Real-time data accessibility
  6. IoT in green building movement
  7. IoT and prefabricated building components
  8. IoT in efficient construction management
  9. IoT for energy efficiency
  10. IoT for better asset optimization

This Quick Read was submitted by Ryan Berlin, managing editor of Facility Maintenance Decisions.


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