The future of work is here
Smart spaces for the hybrid workplace
A new hybrid workplace is evolving, changing how and when people use the office. This means workspaces need to be flexible and responsive to meet people’s and organizational needs. But how can you ensure the safety and well-being for people whilst delivering efficient building operation and business continuity? We can help you.
Siemens can support all phases of your smart office journey. From workplace apps and IoT solutions that create an amazing employee experience and enable healthy space and occupancy management, through to data driven insights to right-size your real estate and stay competitive.
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Siemens to equip 600 of their locations globally to ensure safe return for employees
Enabling a safe return to the workplace and laying the foundation for digital offices: With the deployment of Comfy at around 600 company locations globally, Siemens is supporting new working models while showing how smart offices add value to people and business.
Discover how Siemens technologies create a more agile and future-oriented working space that supports a safe return to the workplace for over 650 employees in Singapore during the current pandemic .
Give employees and building occupants greater transparency and control to ensure their safe return to work. A few clicks on the Comfy app is all it takes to book a desk or conference room, or help you locate your colleagues.
Intelligent technology and smart sensors are enhancing workplace flexibility - a crucial factor in attracting and retaining talents. When integrated with IoT sensors from Enlighted, the building learns about people’s needs and adjusts, for example, the lighting and temperature to a person’s preferences.
Additionally, the generated data enables you to understand usage patterns and occupancy. With data-driven insights, you can optimize space accordingly to achieve better planning, utilization and cost-savings. The dashboards and reports include:
- Portfolio view: To gauge portfolio utilization and understand most utilized buildings within the portfolio
- Building view: To gain immediate view into preferred and used floors and to determine peak use for real estate right-sizing
- Floor view: To understand room and desk occupancy levels, recognize clusters and understand utilization trends and demands for better planning
Did you know that the right lighting conditions can positively impact employee alertness and productivity? Human Centric Lighting (HCL) improves overall well-being of building occupants by adjusting the intensity and colour temperature to support circadian rhythm, enhance concentration, or to simply help relax. With smart lighting solutions, employees are in greater control of their environment and building owners can drive greater energy efficiency.
- Daylight harvesting: Enlighted smart sensors adjust ambient light levels to save energy by taking advantage of available daylight. Sensors may be grouped together, ensuring a uniform light level for a harmonious visual experience.
- Task tuning: Settings can be programmed to individual areas, based on each area’s intended usage, to create appropriate lighting for any task and schedule.
- Occupancy: Switch on or off lighting and adjust HVAC based on occupancy of the space. Vacancy detection further contributes to energy savings.
- Tunable white: Enlighted allows color temperature and intensity to be adjusted, increasing occupant comfort and well-being through perceptions of color temperature. Warm-hued white light promotes a feeling of calm, while cool white hues increase alertness.
Explore other applications to turn this data into actionable insightsSmart sensors are installed in and powered by each lighting fixture in a building, creating a dense sensor network with advanced motion tracking and occupancy detection capabilities. Applications to turn this data into actionable insights include:
Providing data about how the building is being utilized by its occupants allows building management to adjust usage to increase energy efficiency. Temperature and lighting can automatically adjust based on occupancy, providing comfort levels where people are and reducing energy usage where they aren’t. And sensors monitor changes in ambient light levels to maintain the desired level of overhead lighting.
Building managers use motion, occupancy and space utilization data to deliver improved space planning, better return on real estate capital investments and optimized employee workflows. Space utilization analytics provide insights using data collected 24/7 across the building. Detailed utilization metrics inform better space planning decisions.
Real-time location services keep people and equipment safe and secure and ensure business continuity. Equipment theft can be prevented by triggering alerts when valuable assets leave a designated area. In the event of an emergency, sensors can locate people in the building and provide valuable information to first responders, who can assist employees to safety and quickly exit the building. By analyzing the flow patterns of occupants and understanding the average number of building occupants on a given day, security presence and procedures can be adjusted accordingly to enhance safety and security.
Using Bluetooth LE tags and dashboards, real-time location services can locate equipment and visitor or staff badges. The system also uses virtual tags to locate Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices like smart phones or tablets. Employees can quickly locate the nearest available equipment, saving staff time and improving customer response times, e.g. a nurse locating a wheelchair for a patient. Asset utilization can also be increased, resulting in reduced capital expenditures. Visitors can use wayfinding to easily find their way around a building, improving the customer experience.