Embracing smart technology: Artic’s vision for sustainable facilities management

Published: 4-Jan-2024

As the Facilities Management industry undergoes a transformation with the implementation of the flexible working bill, Artic Building Services recognises the need to adapt and stay ahead of the curve

The introduction of this new legislation presents both challenges and opportunities for the sector, and we are committed to leveraging smart technology to meet the evolving needs of our clients and enhance building performance.

The Flexible Working Bill: A Catalyst for Change

The flexible working bill, now officially law, grants employees and workers the right to request variations to terms and conditions of employment, including working hours and locations. This monumental change calls for greater flexibility in managing office spaces, which will result in fluctuating levels of office occupancy. Facilities Management professionals must prepare for varying demands for services and spaces within commercial properties.

Leveraging Smart Technology for Optimal Efficiency

At Artic, we believe that embracing smart technology is the key to overcoming the challenges posed by the flexible working bill. Smart buildings, equipped with intelligent infrastructure and advanced sensors, can analyse their environment, and make real-time adjustments to optimise efficiency. These buildings use Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to connect various systems, sharing data to optimise overall performance.

Smart Buildings: Transforming the Facilities Management Landscape

Smart buildings are equipped with a range of sensors that monitor conditions within the property, from temperature and humidity to occupancy and energy usage. This valuable data allows Facilities Managers to gain full visibility of building performance, enabling predictive maintenance and ensuring compliance with industry standards.

With our expertise in Facilities Management, Artic is at the forefront of implementing smart building solutions. Our goal is to create sustainable and efficient buildings that enhance occupant satisfaction, reduce maintenance costs, and contribute to a greener future.

Enhancing Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Reducing carbon emissions is a pressing challenge for Facilities Management. Smart technology enables us to enhance energy efficiencies, reduce wastage, and cut costs. Smart lighting, advanced window control systems, and eco-friendly elevators are just a few examples of how smart buildings contribute to sustainability.

The Power of Smart HVAC Systems

HVAC systems often account for a significant portion of a building’s carbon footprint. Smart HVAC systems “learn” and adjust ventilation and temperature based on occupancy and usage data, resulting in substantial energy savings and improved internal efficiency. This technology not only reduces operating costs but also contributes to a greener environment.

Predictive Maintenance: Proactive Facilities Management

With predictive maintenance, Facilities Managers can shift from a reactive approach to a proactive one. Smart sensors collect data on machinery and building systems, allowing us to predict maintenance needs and address issues before they escalate. This preventive strategy not only reduces downtime and repair costs but also ensures a safer and more reliable building environment.

The Future of Smart Buildings: A Connected Vision

As smart buildings set the foundation for a more sustainable future, Artic envisions a network of interconnected smart buildings forming smart cities built on IoT technology. This interconnectedness will revolutionise the Facilities Management sector and play a crucial role in achieving the UK’s ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

Summary: Pioneering Sustainable Facilities Management with Artic

As the flexible working bill ushers in a new era for Facilities Management, Artic Building Services is at the forefront of embracing smart technology to navigate the changing landscape. The company's vision is to create sustainable and efficient buildings that enhance occupant satisfaction, reduce maintenance costs, and contribute to a greener future.

If you are interested in learning more about smart technology solutions and how they can benefit your organisation, please contact Artic Building Services.

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