The scope of WG is wide because of the great variety of building types. The WG will cover all types of buildings, residential and non-residential, as well as existing buildings and newly constructed buildings, both with a specific building focus and a wider built environment focus. The purpose is to work on the application of IoT solutions and understand how they can benefit the various stakeholders, occupants and society being top priority.
Summary of the vision
Smart Buildings will become the support infrastructure of society to provide a minimum quality of life, a regenerative space, helping us to lead fulfilling lifes.
Occupants of Smart Buildings equipped with IoT will have a positive user experience, better security, better comfort, better services, a better quality of life, and they will use less energy. Smart buildings will be easier and cheaper to operate and maintain. A smart building will be green and sustainable; it will also be connected to its environment within the City where it can exchange information with other systems and services. It will produce and store energy as well as exchange energy with other buildings, within, for example, a district area. It will be a foundation for local space regeneration and affordable to all.
By end of 2022 through its work and deliverables, WG will have become the undisputable place for a wider understanding of the value brought by IoT in the built environment for occupants, owners and wider society.
Through this wider understanding of value we aim to contribute to the acceleration of adoption of IoT solutions, supporting decision makers in deciding for IoT solutions as well as deployment in the field.
Summary of the strategic issues
To realize the 2022 vision, the WG has defined 5 strategic issues that need to be addressed:
- Understanding the value IoT could bring to the built environment including its connection to its environment in the context of smart cities. WG will study the impact on buildings with a focus on interoperability with other ecosystems. This will be done in collaboration with other vertical WGs of AIOTI.
- How can IoT value be understood, adopted and integrated in the Building & Construction as well as the building Installation & Maintenance ecosystem for real deployment?
- IoT value and acceptance by buildings’ occupants is also fundamental. A pure “technology push” approach could lead in the worst case to the rejection of IoT in buildings.
- Policy environment can be a lever to adopt IoT solutions. WG will study how IoT enables the Buildings to be compliant with up-to-date regulations and prepared for the future.
- Data ownership, data privacy, cyber resilience are very important conditions for trust and acceptance of highly digitized life. What do new developments like blockchain bring? How can we cope with the perceived risks? This is not specific to smart buildings and will be done in collaboration with WG Standardisation and WG Policy and Strategies.
Erik van Wijk, DeWaardeFabriek
Lizhen Huang, Norway University of Science and Technology