There are many benefits to using smart technology within the built environment. In this post, we’ll explore how implementing tech can make buildings more efficient to minimise their contributions to climate change.
In our recent post, ‘What does Vanti do?’, we spoke about who we are, why we do what we do, and some of our ways of working.
However, we wanted to expand on Vanti’s individuality, and why it makes us excel at doing our job.
On Tuesday 3rd March 2020, the Birmingham branch of global design and architecture firm Gensler hosted their Design Forecast Local event in their industrial, and characterful, office located in Digbeth’s iconic Custard Factory. Topic of the night was Birmingham’s future and Vanti were lucky enough to get an invite to host an interactive session. We had a great time and wanted to share the night’s best bits for those who couldn’t attend.
As of May 2020, Sonos will no longer provide support for some of their oldest products. With this in mind, we want to use ‘smart’ buildings as an example to make a case for the importance of being able to upgrade individual pieces of hardware within a system, to extend its lifespan and prevent the need for a complete overhaul.
Technology has come a long way in the past decade. The huge leaps forward in wireless communications in particular have paved the way for what we’ve come to know as ‘Smart’ spaces, with wifi, 4G, Bluetooth, and RFID enabling processes that we’d have written off as sci-fi not too long ago.