Nordicum - Real Estate Annual Finland 2018 - Page 51

“smart wave” on the rise, it is possible to achieve truly autonomous buildings. With autonomous buildings, companies will be able to reach the utopian goal of reducing energy consumption, downtime and staff levels, but also provide service on demand and rules-based performance management. Already, the benefits of digitalisation in terms of building performance manage- ment are being felt around the world. For example, companies are already making energy bill cuts in the neighbourhood of 10–15%; and savings of 30% are not uncom- mon, either. However, the trick with new systemic technology is that you never exactly know where it’s going to go. Real estate industry is not really known for its progressive mind- set, so the changes may take some time. On the other hand, once disruption does hit, it may have huge consequences. Let the Games Begin One potential application of the digital approach is using gaming to engage the real estate users. Verneri Lehtovirta from Sweco gave a presentation at RE Finland at Tam- pere about a gaming application which used Nordicum 51