The connected office building
IoT applications are the way to go for more satisfied and productive building users and lower operating costs.
Building owners and facility/ property managers face the same challenges: they have to make the most of available space, satisfy building users’ demands for utmost comfort and convenience, and find ever more efficient ways of operating their buildings.
The more diverse the possibilities of connecting buildings with IoT-enabled sensors and technology, the more complex the task of identifying the most profitable projects and use cases for owners and managers. A prudent approach is to do this step by step rather than rush in to connect an entire building. But the big picture certainly matters, so it is well worth taking a holistic view of the building before the project commences. Device data can often serve several applications, so the policy from day one should be to avoid silo solutions.
Holistic IoT solutions in buildings
Looking at the cost drivers for office buildings, a general distribution of cost blocks in the ratio of 1% for utilities, 9% for rent, and 90% for payroll has largely prevailed. It goes back to a study by JLL.
Aiming to address the entire optimization potential of buildings, we take a holistic approach that includes cutting costs and boosting comfort, convenience, satisfaction, and productivity.
From where we stand, the first and most important step in assessing the merits of IoT projects is to consider their economic feasibility. This is why ROI forecasting is a key component of our offer.