The Adaptive Role of Tomorrow’s Smart Buildings

Peter Halliday
Head of Building Performance & Sustainability
Siemens Building Technology, Zug

The journey towards highly adaptive mixed-use tall buildings that can actively contribute to the success of its owners, tenants, and employees is already underway. As smart buildings become more adaptive, the structures will have the ability to help create competitive advantages for their stakeholders in numerous ways.

These towers will, first and foremost, decrease bottom-line financial performance through reduced CAPEX and OPEX expenses, the creation of new revenue streams and the enhancement of existing ones, and aid in real-estate investment decisions. The design will also reduce risks, ensure safety and security, and provide smart spaces that improve employee productivity, as well as the well-being and enjoyment of employees or visitors. Given these advancements, highly adaptive buildings are bound to attract and retain the best tenants, employees, and customers, while contributing to the sustainable reputation of its owners. This session outlines the highly adaptive buildings that will begin to surface in urban communities, and, using strategic data collection and analysis, presents methods to optimize competitive advantages.