Can IoT Make Buildings Healthier?
As building owners seek to repopulate workspaces, IoT investment is seeing renewed interest as an enabler of improved indoor air quality (IAQ) and tenant comfort. This is coinciding with innovations in COVID-effective, human-safe disinfectant lighting, advanced connectivity, HVAC monitoring and other technologies that create healthier buildings. As vendors use IoT architectures to deliver these combined capabilities, new low capex business models such as IAQ as a service are facilitating market growth. Effective, scalable use cases are emerging to justify a new market outlook on IoT within commercial buildings, one which sees the healthy buildings imperative as a catalyst for a potential breakthrough in commercial IoT adoption.
Daniel Talero is a senior consultant with Guidehouse Insights (formerly Navigant Research), whose market coverage focuses on building automation, networking and energy efficient technologies throughout residential and commercial buildings. He has authored market reports on home electrification, smart home data analytics, commercial building automation, residential energy-efficient lighting, and other topics. His team closely tracks IoT implementation through these reports as well as through custom research for IoT-focused vendors. His background is in market forecasting, policy and investment analysis across the clean energy technology stack, having done prior work delivering strategic recommendations to utilities and energy advocacy groups. Talero is fluent in Spanish and French, working with global clients on market forecasting and strategy with Guidehouse Insights.