How flowthings.io's Agile Intelligence Makes Smart Buildings Brilliant


The amount of resources that we put into our built environment -- our buildings especially -- from construction, through maintenance and operation, through retirement, make up a significant part of the global economy.

Truly smart buildings do much more than conserve energy.

Truly smart buildings:

  • Are designed and engineered to fit not only their intended function and/or physical location, but, their financial, political and social context.
  • Are designed to maximize the ROI/ IRR or related metrics of the entities investing in their creation, operation, and occupation
  • Actually return energy in the form of productivity to the people that occupy or visit them

Regardless of the age of a building or its purpose, there is ever increasing pressure to control costs, manage operations more efficiently, improve safety and security, and decrease energy consumption. As a result, commercial building owners and investors are turning to Smart Building solutions. The heart of these solutions are designed to deliver efficient, secure, and reliable operations for individual buildings or multi-building complexes.

The modern building is really a complex system of interconnected and interdependent subsystems, including fire, safety, security, HVAC, water, plumbing, lighting, and communications. Each of these systems and associated sensors can generate huge volumes of real-time data. A Smart Building solution leverages this data to enable better overall facilities management, insure a safe work environment, reduce energy costs, and comply with today’s green initiatives and complex regulatory compliance requirements.

From LEEDS to GRESB and GISB, the emerging standards of performance for our built environment are becoming more sophisticated – and more impactful.

IoT-enabled solutions proposed to meet these challenges must be agile enough to manage multiple industry protocols, proprietary data models, stakeholder interests in operational data, and privacy of tenants, visitors, and stakeholders.

After meeting those challenges, solutions must make available selected intelligence to an ever changing collection of 3rd, 4th, and 5th parties with interests in the state and status of the structure.

flowthings.io understands that Smart Buildings are complex collections of physical and digital operational, financial, and regulatory systems.

flowthings.io enables Smart Building solutions via a comprehensive Cloud Service designed to work with building data gateways and Smart building frameworks. Using flowthings.io, Smart Building solution providers can rapidly integrate and create applications that improve occupant comfort, drive efficient operation of building systems, and reduce energy consumption and operating costs.