Nowadays, smart technology makes it possible to control many elements of a building through mobile devices. Smart home systems, as it turns out, not only make life easier, but also fit in perfectly with the sustainable building trend.
Smart home – the possibilities of modern buildings
Building projects currently being built all over the world are very often enhanced with smart home solutions. By this, we mean a range of technological solutions that make managing a building much simpler and can be done virtually with any smartphone.
This automation includes the control of lighting, the temperature of individual rooms, as well as security systems. Remotely, we are able to regulate the operation of air-conditioning and heating systems, turn off, switch on or adjust the intensity of lights in any part of the building, open and close doors. And all this is done using a single, dedicated application. What’s more, every command can be carried out anywhere with Internet access, even on the other side of the world.
This means that we can adapt the conditions inside buildings to the needs of their users much more efficiently. Does this also mean that smart systems can have an impact on the economy and ecology of a building?
Intelligent and sustainable
Modern technologies very often, apart from the functional aspect, focus on pro-environmental measures. The same is true of smart home systems, which have a large number of interesting solutions that can indirectly or directly affect, for example, the amount of electricity used by a building.
There is a lot of talk nowadays about so-called sustainable construction, i.e. a way of designing, building and occupying buildings that has the least possible impact on the environment. The use of the right building form, recycled materials and modern technology makes it much more environmentally friendly and generates a lower carbon footprint.
Smart home technology fits in perfectly with the sustainable building trend by allowing the more efficient management of indoor conditions, which has a direct impact on operation and maintenance costs. An excellent example of smart home solutions that support low-carbon construction are Aluprof’s SkyFlow façade blind and SkyRoll screen systems, which enable them to be linked to smart systems to allow users to lower and raise them remotely at any time.
This is extremely useful, especially during the summer, when a large amount of light comes in through the external glazing. This, for example, forces air-conditioning systems to work more efficiently while increasing electricity consumption. With a smart home system coupled with SkyFlow roller shutters and SkyRoll screens, we can quickly change the level of shading without having to approach the control panel ourselves.
What’s more, Aluprof systems can be fully automated.
SkyRoll screen system, Aluprof.com
‘The use of a fully automatic control system, e.g. solar sensors, provides constant monitoring of the sun’s position and smooth control of the blinds’, says Balázs Béres, Technical Consultant at Aluprof. ‘Other components of weather automation, such as rain and wind sensors, can in turn provide additional protection in the event of adverse weather conditions. Importantly, a properly selected system allows blinds to be remotely controlled from anywhere and at any time’, he adds.
Sky View Parc, New York, USA. Systems used: MB-SE80 SG CW, MB-SE80 SG WW
Let’s build a better future
Smart home systems are an excellent choice for investors who want to introduce a number of improvements in the buildings they construct to reduce exploratory costs and increase competitiveness in the market. Aluprof is an ideal partner here, offering solutions that provide specific and measurable benefits. Benefits that positively influence not only the return on investment but also the environment.
The manufacturer of SkyFlow roller shutter systems and SkyRoll screens includes care for nature in its development strategy. In the production of individual components, it places great importance on reducing the carbon footprint not only at the manufacturing stage (through the use of recycled aluminium), but also in the logistics of the supply chain to investments around the world.