LD+A Magazine recently covered an innovative project–Deloitte’s Amsterdam office, where connected lighting is used to continuously measure building use, which allows building systems to automatically adjust for energy efficiency and user comfort, and the building operators to analyze trends.
The sensors have also turned The Edge into a personalized space for Deloitte staff. Each employee is connected to the building via a smartphone app, which enables them to find a parking space, navigate the building and find a free desk. No one has an assigned desk; the company has 2,500 workers at The Edge, but less than half that number of desks. “Work spaces” include the sun-splashed atrium, sitting desks, standing desks, meeting rooms, balcony desks, work booths and concentration rooms, and are assigned based on an employee’s schedule for the day.
Employees then use the app to customize the light levels and temperature for their work area. The app can even track their progress in the company fitness center and alert the coffee machine to how an individual likes her coffee.
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