Smart Cities World and Signify are undertaking a survey to find out more about the technology being used to make offices and workplaces more intelligent.
Workplaces were already becoming smarter before the Covid-19 outbreak but the global pandemic has accelerated the shift towards intelligent technology that gives managers and occupants of buildings more control over workspaces.
Employees are likely to have increased expectations of their working environment in the months and years ahead and forward-thinking employers are already recognising the link between happy and healthy employees and improved performance.
Smart office technology delivers a raft of benefits on an organisational and individual level. It allows organisations to reduce their energy consumption, and therefore costs, as well as lower their carbon footprint and contribute to positive climate action.
On an individual level, such technology enables employees to make adjustments to their surroundings in terms of temperature and lighting which can make them feel more empowered and productive.
Recent months has seen an abundance of technology solutions emerge to help manage the return to work across the globe as Covid-19 lockdown measures ease. These include physical distancing enablement apps, temperature reading systems and occupancy monitoring. They have added to the range of technology available to building operators and will be key to ensuring organisations are able to operate in the new normal.
Smart Cities World recognises smart offices and workplaces as a key part of creating smart cities in the future. In association with Signify, a world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things, we are conducting a survey to assess the progress of smart offices around the world and what plans building and real estate managers and operators, and facilities professionals, have in the future when it comes to putting in place more intelligent building technology.
We’d be grateful if could answer the following questions and we will use the results to compile a report that will be published later this year.