Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, millions of people have been forced to join a global working-from-home experiment. While some office buildings are preparing to reopen, others are still in a critical phase. Which means: the infrastructure needs to be flexible and responsive to the needs of the people and the situation locally.
What can technology do to support you and your company ensuring employees return to the workplace with trust? How can new regulations and processes be communicated and adhered to? How can you ensure safety and well-being for people while ensuring efficient building operation and business continuity?
Our answer: smart for the new normal.
Safe return for employees: Siemens to equip 600 of their locations globally with workplace solution Comfy
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.
When the office becomes an experienceIn a workday, tasks change: from writing reports, to meeting with colleagues to review project details and to taking a confidential call. The smart office is a team player and gives way to use the space you need for the current task.
A few clicks on the Comfy app is all it takes to book a desk or conference room, or help you locate your colleagues. Additionally, the building learns about people’s needs and adjusts, for example, the lighting and temperature to a person’s preferences. Intelligent technology and smart sensors from Enlighted are enhancing workplace flexibility and making the smart office a crucial factor in attracting and retaining talents and experts. Additionally, the generated data enables you to understand usage patterns and occupancy and therefore helps you to optimize space accordingly. How? Let us show you in the infographic.
Seamless, frictionless, connected: in a smart office, work becomes a new experience.
Listen to the “Citizen Centric” podcast with Elisa Rönkä, our smart office program head Europe, talking about the user experience in the workplace.
Watch the webinar: Readiness of your workspaces now and beyond
You want to learn more about the trends, the impact of the current’s situation on the operation of spaces and office buildings and how to benefit from the blurring between the physical and digital?
Together with WSP, a global Canadian business and management consultant, we tackled those topics and shared hands-on use cases and solutions. Watch the on-demand version of the webinar.
Corporate Real Estate teams
- Delivering the right mix of spaces cost-effectively to support your businesses
- Enhancing employee experience with digital platforms
- Reaching your sustainability targets
Building owners and developers
- Attracting the best possible tenants with smart and sustainable buildings
- Future-proofing your assets, maintain attractiveness and value
- Build-in flexibility to increase occupancy rate and maximize yields
- Attracting and retain talents and employees
- Providing spaces that support productivity and innovation
- Optimizing your leased spaces
Future-proof solutions for your office – and the environmentThanks to advanced building technology, smart offices can be created in just about any building. One of the most important systems is a building management platform that ensures all disciplines interact optimally. Room automation, for example, assures a uniform control strategy and creates a perfect interaction between HVAC systems, lighting and shading. Building tenants benefit from individual comfort control and optimal air quality. But they want to feel safe too. This is where high-tech fire safety and security systems enter the picture. They ensure appropriate access and simplify security processes. What’s more, all systems are flexible and can be adapted quickly and inexpensively to new room requirements and layouts.
The answer to making your building cost-efficient while going easy on natural resources is: digitalization. Today’s networking capability and virtually unlimited computing power and storage provided by the cloud, allow a completely digitalized building life-cycle process. Sensors producing and evaluating data enable smart offices to respond intelligently to their environment. For example, by forecasting the weather, the user demand and the power consumption, they additionally optimize energy consumption. The cloud-based building and energy management platforms help you in creating a sustainable business and work environment.
Productivity, safety, transparency, sustainability: in a smart office, intelligent infrastructure ensures your competitive advantage.