The connected building is becoming one of the fastest-growing technologies in the proptech industry. It continues to iterate and improve as some of the latest trends are significantly transforming the next generation of corporate and campus buildings. 

According to estimates, Buildings Internet of Things (BIoT) rose from $22.93Bn in 2014 to over $85Bn in 2020. Its valuation is expected to reach a whopping $105.8 billion in 2024, a CAGR of 11.7% from 2019.  

Here are some of the top smart building trends for 2022:


  • Real-time energy monitoring 

Traditional buildings used to rely on bills to know the exact energy consumption. IoT-based building management system gives all the insights into the energy usage statistics of your facility. You can access all this information in real time. In addition to this, you can also detect anomalies in critical equipment and save energy to a great extent. 

Forecasting energy consumption and making budgetary adjustments becomes way easy this way. 


  • Optimal energy consumption 

Today, few buildings use any form of real-time energy reporting and continue to rely on manual meter readings. IoT gives access to real-time monitoring of electric, water, and gas meters with the help of Distributed Energy Systems (DES). 

Also, modern systems can detect underperforming/malfunctioning hardware/gadgets for energy savings. The best example is smart HVAC controllers that completely turn off the ventilation when the building is empty and let it run on full throttle only when it’s absolutely necessary. It allows intelligent buildings to make real-time energy reporting accessible. 


  • Remote asset management 

Facility managers want to have remote control of their critical assets. IoT-based sensors and devices come with the ability to control the lighting, ventilation, and security of the building remotely – a feature that smart buildings usually have.


  • Optimal indoor air quality 

Ensuring optimal indoor air quality is another crucial aspect. After COVID-19, the need to maintain indoor quality has grown even further. Therefore, an Intelligent building should have smarter, more efficient air filtration systems. They have sensors that detect air quality issues like humidity and heat in the indoor climate in real time. 

The air quality monitoring systems don’t need any manual intervention. Luckily, most connected buildings today have air quality sensors and HVAC control systems that deliver an optimal indoor temperature. 


  • HVAC Control 

HVAC systems consume a major portion of energy in a building. If these systems are not regulated appropriately, they will contribute to energy wastage. At this point, occupancy-based HVAC control comes to great use. Including this feature in an intelligent building can help facility managers to change the HVAC settings, automatically, in real-time, according to the occupancy data.


Get Zenatix IoT BMS solutions to make your building a smart one! 

With the advent of IoT, a smart building is now a must for every reputable business. After all, it helps facility managers to ensure a healthy, regulated indoor climate, a convenient user experience, a decreased utilization of energy, and reduced carbon emissions. 

Zenatix can convert your building into an intelligent one with its trends and viable IoT solutions. Implement the aforementioned connected building trends with our modern BMS solutions. Get in touch with us today!