The way office spaces are used has evolved over recent decades, evolving from from private offices,to more open plan styles. Traditionally, facility managers and building owners adapted to these trends through manual and laborious processes, maintaining records of space allocation, employee seating arrangements and time cards manually. This was expensive, time consuming and the information was often not current or accurate.
As part of the connected lighting ecosystem, LED luminaires with their onboard intelligence have transformed lighting into one of the most important subsystems in the building. They provide an unique entry point for collecting various data and events from large quantity of sensors embedded in them. These advancements have unlocked new avenues for the facility managers to receive comprehensive real-time and historical views of a building’s usage and activity on a back end software management tool like Philips’ EnvisionManager
. This allows them to not only optimize energy efficiency but also enhance their space based on its utilization while giving office workers a high degree of comfort and control over their environment.