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How Smart Offices are Changing the Workplace

 In Smart Buildings, Smart Business, Smart Office

According to a Pew Research Center report from last spring, about two-thirds of Americans now own a smartphone, up from 35% in 2011. It is evident that smart technology of all kinds, from smartphones to smart buildings and appliances, are changing the way we live our daily lives. But this technology isn’t just affecting our social lives–it is also affecting our workplaces and the way we work.

Smart Technology in Businesses

It is now common practice to use smartphones and smartphone apps as a part of the workday. Many people now find smartphone apps to be essential in helping with time management, scheduling, reminders, and more. More recently, the idea of integrating smartphone technology with building management systems has already begun to make its mark on the workplace.

Smart building technologies involving sensors, wireless communications, and building energy management systems are already a part of many office buildings. In fact, you may be working in a smart office building without even being aware of it! The advantage of smart offices is that these technologies give building managers the opportunity to manage everything from space utilization to energy management in a more informed way. Smart building technology helps buildings become more energy efficient and productive than ever, not to mention they are helping to make buildings more comfortable to work in.

The Rise of the Smart Office

As technology and interest continue to grow in this sector, we can only predict that buildings will become smarter and more finely-tuned. Eventually, everything from HVAC systems and lighting to conference room scheduling could be automated and connected to smartphones for simplified, real-time building management.

Make sure that your office doesn’t get left behind in the pre-smart building age. To learn more about implementing smart building technology into your office, contact ACS today in the Kansas City area at (913) 248-8828.

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