Intelligent Infrastructure Drives Better Business Outcomes in Smart Buildings

Facilities management has risen to the top of the operational hierarchy — moving beyond cost control — as users implement intelligent infrastructure to enable the creation of smart buildings. This report explores how Best-in-Class organizations implement intelligent infrastructure, and the benefits they receive for doing so, such as better business outcomes in occupant experience, energy usage, space management, and performance.

Companies are moving away from the notion of facilities management as a set of back-office, day-to-day activities. Instead, they are beginning to see this function as a strategic value driver for specific areas within the organization. Today, facilities and managers are building on their gains by implementing an intelligent infrastructure.

An intelligent infrastructure enables digital applications and services to create a smart building. Whether you are creating a smart building from scratch or retrofitting an existing facility, an intelligent infrastructure is the first step that allows you to begin the digital transformation of the facility. An intelligent infrastructure allows you to collect and analyze data from sources both inside and outside your building.

An intelligent infrastructure is the foundation of a smart building, delivering integrated systems to leverage data- and analytics-driven insight. Implementing the right technology ensures an adaptive building that drives positive business outcomes and creates a competitive advantage. By implementing the right smart building technology, the organization can optimize occupant experiences and leverage building data to gain valuable insights and optimize efficiency. Through the capture and analysis of building data, organizations boost their operational effectiveness and accelerate their ability to adapt to change.