This report, published by AZoM.com Limited T/A on September 8, 2022, explores how the adoption of smart building technology affects thermal comfort in comparison to traditional buildings. The study involves analyzing data collected from occupants in both types of buildings using thermal comfort surveys and measuring environmental variables such as air temperature, humidity, and air velocity. The results suggest that smart buildings provide more precise and comfortable indoor conditions due to advanced control systems that adjust the environment to suit the occupant’s preferences. Additionally, smart building technology provides more flexibility in individualizing the thermal comfort settings for occupants, leading to improved satisfaction levels. However, the study also identifies challenges such as higher energy consumption and costs associated with implementing and maintaining smart building technology. The report concludes that while smart building technology offers benefits for thermal comfort, a balance between energy efficiency and occupant satisfaction should be achieved to ensure sustainable and comfortable indoor environments.
Keywords: Architecture/Engineering, Cloud & Data Analytics, Control & Monitoring Equipment/Sensors, Energy Efficiency/Management, Healthy Buildings, Intelligent Building, HVAC & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Thermal Comfort, body mass index, Energis