Today, most people spend more time in their work environment than their home environment. And the working environment can vary. Sometimes we’re at home, then at the office. But when we are at the office, we don’t necessarily have a fixed workplace either. We change around; and humans don’t like change too much at all. We believe comfort is important; we like to work in a tidy environment; and we expect a balanced indoor climate as a matter of course. Balance, regularity and a constant high quality when it comes to our environment, that’s what we want.
Favourable conditions ensure higher productivity, better concentration and improved well-being in offices. We want a lot to stay the same.
“People are influencing their surroundings. We offer a self-learning system that ensures the conditions inside buildings are optimal at all times.”
Yet it is the people themselves who bring about change. Sometimes consciously, often unconsciously. People are heat sources, and they heat the room in which they are located. This affects the indoor climate. In addition, people produce CO2. An increase of CO2 in a room displaces the oxygen uptake in the body, resulting in lower energy levels, decreased concentration and more discomfort. People influence the climate, as well as the environment. They use the toilets, kitchens, rubbish bins, and all this can increase the accumulation of dust and dirt. Furthermore, people have a direct influence on energy consumption, and subsequently costs. The constantly changing occupation of office buildings determines the utilisation of the floor space. When optimal use is made of the floor space of a room, it can sometimes mean it is unnecessary to use all the rooms. And in those places where there are no people, less energy can be used while there may be no need to clean. You have control with sensors from IMBuildings. They monitor what is happening now. As a result it is possible to make predictions so interventions can be arranged in good time.
“With the Predictive Measurement technology, IMBuildings can even predict what will happen if people influence their environment.”
People Counter sensors
The People Counter sensors are used by IMBuildings as the foundation. These sensors collect data which can be used to estimate the effect of people on the environment. Occupancy can be measured by counting the footfall in every passageway. This information can be used to determine the utilisation of a building or room. The sensors help gain insight into how many people are in a room, as well as where they are moving. For example, these insights help prevent energy wastage, increase work efficiency and save costs. For example, the heating can be turned down slightly when occupancy is high, and turned down a lot when a room is unoccupied.
The so-called people-counting sensors are expanded with sensors that measure temperature, humidity and CO2 content. These insights help determine the appropriate response to air quality and health in relation to a room. With the Predictive Measurement technology, IMBuildings can even predict what will happen as a result of the influence of people on their environment. We offer a self-learning system that ensures the conditions inside buildings are optimal at all times.
The sensors are installed in offices worldwide to ensure the available rooms are used as efficiently as possible. This means optimal use of the floor space, efficient use of energy, and an improvement of air quality. After all, if the number of people in a room is known, immediate action can be taken to adjust the temperature and CO2 content. Higher comfort levels, lower costs and improved well-being.
- Cost savings on energy and personnel
- Improved performance
- Higher productivity