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Digital tools - the key to achieving an optimal indoor climate?

As we continually endeavour to develop and maintain buildings that provide a safe, productive and healthy environment, we must also consider external factors such as climate change to enable us in providing sustainable indoor-environment solutions that work exactly as desired, at the lowest possible lifecycle cost.

One of the current challenges in the building services sector is the need to cut carbon emissions, without compromising on the comfort of building occupants. As a result of this, achieving an optimal indoor environment has presented us with considerable technical challenges.

With direct links to our indoor climate, there is no denying that occupant wellbeing in line energy saving is becoming an increasingly important factor to consider. As a result, the demand is incredibly high for being able to view and control indoor climate at an optimal level without causing any negative environmental impacts.

Whilst we must consider how factors such as air quality and temperature make a good indoor climate, we must also note that humidity, airflow and acoustics make a significant impact. As we already know, an uncomfortable temperature equals less productivity, but even the levels of CO2 can in a room or building can affect strategic thinking. By minimising pollutants and external factors, the efficiency and health of people in a building can be greatly improved.

Considering these points, we can see that there is an importance on how we monitor our indoor environmental quality, so why is there not more demand for viewing, adjusting and controlling the indoor climate of buildings?

With scientific and digital advances, we’re now able to both control and monitor indoor climate in an increasingly advanced way. High speed connectivity alongside precise sensors has enabled us to accurately determine many factors including sound levels, temperature and humidity, alongside any CO2 or pollutants in a throughout a building or its individual rooms.

We are now seeing adjustments being able to be made seamlessly due to innovative digital communication and ever developing technology, continually providing data on how we can achieve the most optimal indoor climate in an easy to read, easily digestible way.

By using digital tools, we can look to gather building health check information, enabling us to plan for maintenance and foresee any operational issues, so we are able to reach the root of any problem  before the indoor climate is affected. As a result, we will see an improvement in energy efficiency, with data constantly updating based on current trends, whilst being able to forecast future patters.

End users being able to understand and proactively analyse their indoor climate solutions helps ensure the operation of their environments is both energy-efficient and reliable. With digital tools, people can visualise the invisible, and adjust their indoor climate comfortable levels, allow them to be at their best today and tomorrow.

With so much change in the industry, it is important for us to be able to balance our various technical challenges. Fortunately, we already have much of the hardware and software tools needed to make sure we keep driving down emissions without compromising our fundamental goal of delivering healthier and safer buildings. We have developed a range of services called Swegon INSIDE, targeted to building technicians, property managers, plant supervisors and the like, that will enable people to feel good inside today and tomorrow.

Blog is written by Swegon

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