Smart building materials are high tech materials that can respond to climatic change. These materials react to change interior environment through their properties. Even if it is summers, winters, or rain, they react intelligently to comfort humans.
In essence, these are the materials that act like living beings. These have ability to sense, actuate functions, and adapt to the change in surroundings. These materials will be a part of some smart system used in a building.
Smart building materials, thus, are going to play a critical role in having a competitive advantage in the 21st century. A total of 5367 patents are filed in smart building materials. The chart below represents the patent filing trend and top players of the technology segment.