Some remarkable examples of smart buildings and what makes them smart

Our lives are becoming more efficient and connected because of the Internet of Things, which makes everything smarter than ever before. Not just the devices are advancing but the buildings too, giving you more control. 

Smart buildings have a special characteristic of fully integrated systems, which are used to share vital information. Special Internet of Things sensors and building automation are used to control HVAC, lighting, and security. Besides that, wayfinding and conference room scheduling are also controlled via this technology.

  • The Edge Building (Amsterdam, Holland)

If you’re working in this building, it would know every tiny single detail about you. From the place you live to the car you own, not just that, it would also know how much sugar you like in your coffee. Other than that, it also knows your light and temperature preferences, and adjusts them accordingly. Amazing, right?

The employees in the Edge Building don’t have any specified workspace, it provides them the desk and chair according to their need. They work on the specific schedule based on how much employees are working at what time and provides them what they need accordingly: a desk, a meeting room, or a balcony, etcetera. 

Incredible LED panels that need such a small amount of energy that they can be powered with the same cord that connects devices for the Internet are one of the standout features of this building.

  • Capital Tower (Singapore, Indonesia)

The Capital Tower has several smart energy sources, including an:

  • Air-conditioning engine management wheel structure that cools down the air to be reused
  • Motion detectors in the hallway and all bathrooms to save energy
  • Double-glazed windows to minimize heat absorption and power usage
  • Condensation from the air-handling unit to reduce water consumption
  • And continuous monitoring of the building.

This building which is standing over 52 floors has won an award for its energy and water sufficiency.

  • Hindmarsh Shire Council Corporate Centre (Melbourne, Australia)

Energy conservation and a safer working climate for workers were the design objectives for this Hindmarsh Shire.

Melbourne is a region with a wide variety of temperatures. The building has many underground thermal reservoirs and a ventilation system under the flooring to pull in fresh air from the outside and to enjoy the benefits of it. The earth naturally cools and warms the air, which is then redistributed across the interior of the house. LED light fixtures use less electricity, and rooftop solar panels collect solar energy. Indoor air quality is enhanced by tall green walls.


With these newer buildings, and older structures you can stay connected to a network with intelligent and adaptable software with all the essentials such as shelter, temperature control and safety. Smart buildings work to helps the owners, operators and facility manages to enhance the assets reliability and performance by minimizing the environmental impact of the buildings.