Guest: Derek Clements-Croome, professor, consultant, researcher and writer, London, United Kingdom.
Host: René Stevens, CEO/Owner ATELIER V real estate + Founder/Host The ‘E’ of real estate podcast – Amersfoort, The Netherlands/ Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom.
Intelligent Buildings should move away from a focus on technology and building efficiency, to a focus on the needs of owners, their businesses, and most importantly their people. The key players should work in a holistic ecosystem to offer one common purpose: creating better experiences for people.
Intelligent Buildings have existed for thousands of years but different centuries and cultures express them in different ways so what is an intelligent building? Is it one that serves the needs of people in functional ways but is also beautiful not just visually but in the simplicity and sensory ways it achieves these needs?
In the 21st century, intelligent buildings tend to be ones that are very technology-driven but already we can see the impact of changes in society in that they need to be responsible for the health and wellbeing of the occupants so bring in a caring and humane approach that offsets the hard faces of construction and technology. Too often an intelligent building is reduced down to the choice of a building management system but there is much more to it than that.
Intelligent buildings can become energy generators not only in the literal sense but also to charge their users instead of depleting their vital life energy.