Natural light is an essential ingredient to life and vital for our wellbeing. We tend to gravitate towards sources of natural light in our workplaces, our social and our living spaces. This is why glass is such a compelling element in many great architectural creations.
On a per capita basis in Asean, Singapore has the highest consumption of electricity as well as the highest installed rate of air-conditioning and, by 2040, could account for up to 40% of Asean’s electricity demand, up from 25% currently. Keeping cool is undoubtedly a priority in the tropical island state.
A selection of the best uses of tech to be found at MIPIM this year. Halio, dynamic windows that tint according to the light conditions or when the building manager decides. The tint takes three minutes to complete and happens evenly across the pane. Sensors can be added to the roof to monitor sunlight strength, or to door handles to tint to black when someone enters the room, a bathroom for instance.
Over the course of the year property technology, or proptech in short – was omnipresent, with developers, investors and city shapers looking to capitalise on new innovations in order to transform the way we communicate, commute, consume and create.
David Yim, Sales and Marketing Senior Manager, Halio International, sees advantages for existing buildings to be retrofitted with advanced technology in 2019, turning them greener and smarter.