First-of-its-kind smart building opened at The Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University

The building is said to be a smart, high-performing, energy-efficient structure

Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, deputy chairman of police and general security in Dubai and chairman of board of governors (BOG) at The Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has inaugurated the first smart building at the university.

The building was built in partnership with Signify (formerly Philips Lightning), Siemens, Smart Citti and Trane and is equipped with a Smart Campus application, that connects four smart systems to each other with the help of AI such as lighting, cooling, building management, and power and efficiency control.

They work individually to gather information and data in an automated way to deliver it to the smart application which in turn processes, analyses and responds using AI as well.

The smart application also helps in the simplification and facilitation of the academic life of students and teachers alike by allowing users to interact with the facilities of the building and accessing information directly. Not only that, users can interact with facilities to control lighting and temperature as well as get directions using integrated lighting.

Commenting on the inauguration, Khalfan said: “The launch of the building is a part of the future initiatives aimed at supporting national efforts towards making the UAE a new centre for the development of artificial intelligence mechanisms, techniques and legislation. The building is being developed in accordance with the highest international standards of quality, innovation, sustainability and technology, as solid pillars for building an educational system that is the smartest in the world.”

The smart building increases operational efficiency and equips the best practises in sustainability and innovation, said HBMSU, keeping in line with its commitment to keeping pace with the strategic guidelines of the Government of Dubai – especially in its move to transform the emirate into a smart city of the future.


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