The increased details of vertical transportation usage and flows of people can help to manage and maintain, not just the vertical transportation devices in question, but also other building operations and equipment. Providing the detailed, novel information sources for ‘Virtual Twins’, ‘Virtual Power Plants’ or other such smart building automation systems can help to increase the performance of those systems. From the point of view of peak power management, forecasting the highly intermittent power profile of elevators can help to mitigate the occurring costs related to peak demand pricing of electricity. Additionally, accurate forecasting of power demand helps in securing power balance under special conditions, such as during back-up power supply usage, or mitigate power quality issues in weak or unreliable electricity networks.
Buidling occupants and visitors
The more detailed information on occupancy in different areas of the building and the real-time view of people flows within the building can benefit the users of the building by providing better thermal comfort, air quality, or illumination levels. Furthermore, elevators, escalators and automatic doors could prepare beforehand for upcoming traffic peaks, allowing smoother movement compared to traditional buildings