With large numbers of people staying at home during the pandemic, you might think that smart building investment has suffered. In fact, the opposite is true: right now, building owners and managers are looking to smart technology to help them welcome people back in a safe, Covid-compliant manner. And startup activity in this sector is also on the rise.
March’s RISE Spotlight interrogated this phenomenon in detail:
What kinds of smart building functionality are property developers, building owners and tenants looking for, and what types of solutions are delivering it?
What are the main challenges around putting these together in an integrated solution?
What are the most exciting startups offering in the smart building space?