The internet is the backbone of business activities and therefore fast, reliable and secure connectivity is crucial to ensure smooth business operations, building attractiveness, tenant retention and to achieve higher rents.
Connectivity is crucial to take advantage of the internet of things (IoT) and the various sensors and endpoints in a building to transform how an organisation or buildings work. This includes providing more detailed, real-time insights into how equipment is operating so organisations can address issues faster.
Why is Connectivity so important to the Built Environment?
Internet connection has quickly become one of the top three most important factors for tenants searching for office space, along with cost and location. Moreover, with most assets relying on Building Management Systems, connectivity quality is central to the profitability of a building and mandatory in any property lease.
Certifications such as Wired, are now available to provide more transparency to tenants about the quality of internet connectivity in buildings.
The “Internet of Things” (IOT) era is here to stay and great opportunities are opening up for the property industry to partner with leading technology companies to become part of the Smart Cities revolution.
All the necessary tools are now readily available, with data being easily accessible to improve historic software systems, enhance work streams, and increase insight and efficiency.
The need for cross-sector collaboration and data sharing is of utmost importance for the property industry to keep ahead in the market and avoid obsolescence.
Connectivity in buildings reduces energy consumption by up to 7% annually by enabling Building Monitoring Systems (BMS) and connecting them with Building Managers. Ultimately, being connected allows property owners to take advantage of sensors in buildings, connecting them to the internet and applying analytics to monitor performance and ensure building equipment is operating in line with key performance indicators.
Everything from HVAC energy systems to security technologies, including cameras and access control must go through a robust interconnected central system, which relies on connectivity to keep building performances on track.
As Smart Cities and Smart Buildings become the norm, connectivity in buildings will be an integral part of the services required for buildings to function. Additionally, connectivity systems are likely to become a scoring contribution in green building certification schemes such as LEED and BREEAM.
Our job is to assist our clients in getting the most from the latest technologies, certifications and governmental targets to maximise productivity and efficient building services, with the ultimate goal of minimising their overall carbon footprint and utility bill costs.
The Longevity team has strong expertise in delivering technological advice in the built environment across Europe.
From the initial certification process to delivery of BMS systems and strategy policies, our team of Building Specialists is dedicated to ensuring that all stages of the process are performed with the utmost care, considering the legislative specificities and market trends of the project country.
We work closely with our clients to identify solutions that are tailored to their needs and guarantee long-term profitability.