Facility managers have their hands full managing an entire office building so its understandable that mistakes can be made. Each facility manager has their own method of monitoring and managing the property. However, it seems that something as important as using data to measure office space usage is neglected.read more
Covid-19 made most of the office buildings around us stand tall and empty for months. New social distancing regulations forced us to be more conscious of our personal and public space. There are many speculations about the future and possible transformation of our workspace but even if opinions vary, numbers are showing that office space is not going anywhere.read more
Smart building services, such as live queue management, meeting room management, and occupancy monitoring, serves not only the company but employees too by improving employee wellbeing and satisfaction using one thing: IoT sensors.read more
The COVID-19 pandemic has completely revolutionized the way people work. Every company has a different culture and approach to adapting to our new normal. Some companies are completely remote and aren’t planning on re-opening an office space at all. Other companies are practicing the hybrid approach, which essentially lets employees work partially from home and partially from the office. You also have organizations who have completely returned to the office full time.read more
The future of office space faces many questions as everyone tries to speculate what the future holds. These last few months, the pandemic showed a painfully clear message: the need for flexibility in the office. We’ve also learned that an organizations’ inability to respond in time puts them at great risk. The only solution that comes to mind is smart building technology.read more
Businesses and organizations around the world are beginning to take notice of their impact on the environment and are working hard to reduce their contribution to climate change – starting with their office spaces. Every year in the US alone, billions of dollars are spent on electricity, heating, and cooling within office spaces that are not in use. Not only is this an incredible misuse of financial resources but the amount of energy wasted every year from this oversight can equal close to 32 billion kilowatt-hours – that’s just over 22,000,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions that are released every single year in the U.S alone.read more
Organizations and professionals around the world are getting restless after months of working remotely. Managers want to interact with their teams in a traditional office setting, but also do not want to put the employees at risk. Offices will reopen, even if it is too early to determine if this is going to be for all employees on all days of the week.
Millions of people around the world have been asking themselves about the future of office space since March of last year. When there’s so much vagueness in the air, fear increases dramatically. But there’s a magnificent opportunity when everyone else is scrambling for answers. Instead of the doom and gloom, I say – deliver a solution. Commercial real estate developers and architects, the core planners of the buildings of the future, must find a way to help. Millions of employees and organizations rely on your wits, knowledge, and technology to find a way to create a resemblance of normality.read more