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Hurley Palmer Flatt launches Smart Building Division

By John Hatcher

Hurley Palmer Flatt Group, has launched its Smart Building Division, with the introduction of a an eight stage framework that will support landlords, tenants and occupiers in planning appropriate smart building strategies.

The potential impact of Smart Buildings on the way we live and work is huge, becoming powerful tools as buildings become digital assets with the ability to support our everyday lives, improving wellbeing. The full benefit from IoT (Internet of Things) requires us to understand, adopt and change to realise its capability. Big data and analytics will transform our space and how we use it, enabling us to capitalise on the end products of increased efficiency and agility.

Forward thinking organisations realise that their future working environments will have to compete to attract the next generation in to the workplace and smart tech can, and will, support this.
Smart tech, smart building and smart cities are all part of this incredibly broad topic and there are many challenges ahead, not least privacy, security and ownership of data. However with proper management and analysis the benefits to wellbeing, productivity and reduced energy consumption are phenomenal.

Paul Roche, executive director of Hurley Palmer Flatt says: “A smart future represents a tectonic shift for our sector and the rewards for organisations to capitalise on this through increased connectivity are endless. We understand that at times it can seem a little foreboding however the opportunity far outweighs the risk and we seek to help our clients navigate their way through to achieve the best results for their business.”

First published by Smart Buildings Magazine – 30th March 2018. Original article here.