Smart technology can provide a range of opportunities for shared living developers, operators and residents to maximise use of space. Smart systems that optimize energy usage, support flexible spatial design and streamline building operations all contribute to high-quality sustainable spaces. Buildings are no longer seen as stagnant structures; rather, living and breathing multi-use spaces that vary in needs throughout the day. How can smart technology elevate the efficient usage of rooms, buildings and cities? How can developers reshape their approach to design and operations in shared living and working models? What are the costs and benefits of ‘green’ buildings?