Occupancy Sensing

Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of JLL in the Smart Buildings Space – Part 2

November 1st, 2022
Smart Buildings

The Smart Building is Not a Destination, It’s a Journey

August 1st, 2022
Security

Building Better Fire Protection with Smart Technology

The destructive relationship between fire and buildings is as old as the history of buildings themselves. Fire protection has been a key reason for the development of new materials, construction methods, and safety protocols since the earliest buildings and each major fire acts as a trigger for innovation and regulation. The response to the Great Fire […]

Smart Cities

SoftBank Bets On Robotic Cleaning in Smart Buildings

It was not that long ago that a significant fall in the Yen was met with open arms by major Japanese companies seeking to be more competitive in the global market. However, when this month began with the currency at a 20-year low, the reaction from Japan’s biggest companies has been decidedly mixed. In recent […]

Smart Buildings

Hybrid Work Models Challenge Offices to Compete with Homes

Office occupancy has reached its highest levels since March 2020 over the past month. Driven by high vaccination rates and the return of children to school in major markets, September has recorded an 18-month high of 87% occupancy compared to pre-lockdown levels, according to data from Metrikus. We may still have turbulence ahead but this is […]

Smart Buildings

Funding Boom in a Maturing Occupancy Analytics Market

There is strong competition for both funding and projects as many startups and established players consolidate their position and vie for business in the occupancy analytics sector for commercial office space. With over 220 companies vying for business, the market for technology platforms that locate and map people and workspaces is crowded.  Three startups, Density, Locatee and Mapiq have taken the […]

Artificially Intelligent Workplaces, Smart Commercial Buildings
Smart Buildings

How Do We Get From Here To Intelligent Workplaces?

“Almost every building system has implications for productivity in physical offices and all systems can benefit from a layer of artificial intelligence (AI) over their processes. Greater intelligence around air quality, temperature, and lighting, for example, leads to increased occupant comfort and, therefore, productivity. The use of AI for access, security, cybersecurity, and predictive maintenance, […]

Smart Buildings

Why We Need to Develop Occupancy Sensor Testing for the Real World

Occupancy sensors and occupancy data analytics have promised a lot over the last decade but the number of commercial buildings that actually use them remains low. A 2019 study by Yamanda et al. estimated that only 6% to 10% of commercial buildings are equipped with occupancy sensors, showing just a 5% improvement from the start […]

Smart Buildings

Building Occupancy Levels Matter to the Environment

“We are facing a global health crisis unlike any in the 75-year history of the United Nations — one that is spreading human suffering, infecting the global economy and upending people’s lives,” stated UN Secretary General António Guterres. “We must ensure that lessons are learned and that this crisis provides a watershed moment for health […]

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