Building owners are always looking to make upgrades to enhance the value of their properties. But with smart building technologies moving at a lightning pace, it is difficult to keep up. Implementing a wireless network infrastructure to cover an entire building at the time of new construction or a retrofit sets up owners to effectively plan for future projects to install IoT devices such as smart thermostats, light switches, leak detectors across entire properties as the products emerge and get adopted by the market. With the wireless network infrastructure in place and covering an entire building, the owner can choose to “light up a property” adding devices at a pace that fits into their capital improvement project schedule over time. These IoT devices that are continuing to gain significant traction are improving amenities to the tenants as well as enabling buildings to run their equipment more efficiently saving money for all paying parties. Sentient Buildings offers consulting services to assist firms in coming up with the right Smart Building strategy to future proof their projects.
Make recommendations to integrate end node devices such as thermostats, sensors, relays and actuators to monitor/control terminal units (fancoil, ptac, electric baseboards, window AC units, radiators) in apartments, hotel rooms, classrooms, and office spaces through AwareNET™. Our star to mesh network enables all of this equipment to report back to a central gateway and controller. This results in improved comfort for occupants by upgrading the in-unit control capabilities AND further optimized central plant operations by only running equipment for the precise length of time to satisfy the actual occupant demand throughout the entire day.