Real Estate

Smart Buildings

Smart building design needs to realise net-zero energy consuming buildings, decarbonise, and maximise productivity and efficient use of space. The lowest possible operating costs for a building owner or user can be achieved by developing clever solutions for the building installations, such as the integration of smart technology that enables efficient use of energy and effective use of lighting, heating and ventilation. Using smart, data-driven technology to detect actual use of spaces makes it possible to only use resources when required and optimise their use.

Conference room 2
Here's where the lights and heating switch on as Mike walks in

The Triodos headquarters is one of the most sustainable office buildings in Europe and has received numerous awards, including the BREEAM Outstanding certificate. Deerns designed the sustainable and smart installations: thousands of sensors ensure that energy for lighting and climate is only used when required and conference rooms appear as available when they are free. Deerns installed two small, efficient heat pumps, instead of one, for the heat and cold storage, helping to realise the energy-positive building.

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Frank Houben

Division Director Real Estate