Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated today the new ‘smart building’ of Vanijya Bhawan, the ministry of commerce which is the country’s first such building. He also launched NIRYAT (National Import-Export Record for Yearly Analysis of Trade), which was created as a one-stop platform for stakeholders to access all relevant information connected to India’s international trade, and will also be launched by Modi during the program.
The building is 19233.745 square meters in size and strictly complies with Central Vista standards.
There will be enough for roughly 1000 policemen and employees. The Vanijya Bhawan will include all contemporary technology-driven amenities while maintaining the Central Vista design.
Modern amenities like intelligent access management, central air conditioning, video conferencing, and fully networked technology would be available in the paperless workplace. With the necessary certificates, the structure is also considered a green building.
The building’s design was chosen to reduce the need to take down as many trees as possible. Of the 214 trees on the plot, more than 56 percent are either being left alone or are being planted again in the same location.
About 70% of the large trees have been preserved. On the same plot, 230 more trees are also being planted, guaranteeing that the area will have more trees when the new building is built.
The new structure will stand as a testament to India’s use of technology in governance as well as its burgeoning economic might. The Department of Commerce’s use of information technology to revolutionize public procurement in India through the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) is exceptional.
There is a space issue because the Department of Commerce now resides in Udyog Bhawan, which also houses a sizable number of other Government of India ministries. Some of its affiliated and subordinate departments, like the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) and the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR), operate out of rented space.
What is a Smart Building?
Any structure that employs automated procedures to automatically operate the building’s systems for lighting, security, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning is considered a smart building.
A smart building employs sensors, actuators, and microchips to gather data and manage it in accordance with the operations and services of a business.
By enhancing asset performance and dependability, building owners, operators, and facility managers may consume less energy, make the most use of available space, and have less of an impact on the environment.
The technology of using Smart Building
The interconnectedness of the building’s essential systems is its key characteristic. You may exchange information that can be utilized to automate numerous activities, including but not limited to heating, ventilation, lighting, air conditioning, and security, by connecting smart technologies, such as real-time IoT occupancy sensors and building management systems.
To include into various construction systems
The value of the combined smart building might be larger than the sum of its parts thanks to data sharing and integration amongst building systems.
For instance, by incorporating IoT occupancy sensor data into a desk or room booking system, you may allow effective management procedures and provide your employees access to a smart workplace with assets that are aware of their availability.
Making sure that the space you have available is utilised effectively is crucial since buildings and real estate are sometimes a company’s second-highest expenditure (after pay and staff).
Here, sensors are an essential component of smart buildings and play a significant role in data collection to help with resource allocation choices.
Benefits of Smart Building
Building owners and businesses can benefit from creating or converting it into a smart building. These advantages include sustainability, increased production, and energy savings.
Smart building techniques may save energy costs, boost facility staff productivity, enhance building operations, promote environmental initiatives, and improve organizational decision-making.
Utilizing optimum start/stop, which enables the building automation system to learn when to turn on the air conditioning system for a specific zone in the building, is one example of energy savings. Electrical loads that are categorized into critical, high priority, and non-essential categories are another aspect.