OpenSensors blog

Why workplace designers are using sensors

Posted by Yodit Stanton on September 2018

Workspace designers as well as corporate real estate and facility teams are turning to smart sensor technology to optimise their usage of office buildings to deliver productivity and improve UX for employees.

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Content topics: Enabling smart buildings, Facilities and Workplace trends, Workspace technology

How much cost in real estate assets could you be wasting?

Posted by Salman Mohammad on September 2018

With the average workstation costing businesses £17.5k per annum in Central London, the potential wasted assets could be as much as £5M. Corporate Real Estate and Facilities team are challenged with optimising workspaces and increasing person to desk ratio to get the best value from their property investment.

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Content topics: Enabling smart buildings, Facilities and Workplace trends

How data is shaping Corporate Real Estate Strategies

Posted by Yodit Stanton on July 2018

Technology and the increasing need for data is changing the real estate industry, both from an investment and management point of view. With the wealth of financial information required by institutional investors, Real Estate Managers are increasingly challenged with:

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Content topics: Workspace technology, Facilities and Workplace trends, Enabling smart buildings

Why office buildings should run like spaceships

Posted by Yodit Stanton on November 2017

Quashing the myth around sensors in the workplace. There's limited knowledge in the industry of how sensor tech work and most are scaremonged into believing that big brother is always watching. This couldn't be further from the truth and the benefits of reduced corporate real estate costs, optimised workspace and a happier working environment for employees out weigh the false perception. 

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Content topics: Enabling smart buildings, Facilities and Workplace trends

10 reasons why your IoT project will fail

Posted by Yodit Stanton on September 2017

IoT will transform how teams operate by making their environments more responsive by using their physical infrastructure more efficiently. In the recent renown ThinkMonk 2017, we present 10 reasons why IoT projects may fail. 

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Content topics: Enabling smart buildings, Facilities and Workplace trends

How meeting The WELL building standard can improve employee well being

Posted by Yodit Stanton on August 2017

British employees will tell you how hard they work and they are right. These days we are spending more time in the office than any other EU country except Austria and Germany.  How can the time spent indoors be made more comfortable and agreeable? It’s hard to isolate one sole influence that affects productivity when in fact there are many to consider. Studies have shown that despite an average working day of 8 hours you're probably only productive for around 3 of those.

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Content topics: Enabling smart buildings, Facilities and Workplace trends

Top 10 reasons why sensors are replacing manual surveys

Posted by Daniel Hummelsund on August 2017

The growing demand for occupancy data and evidence based insight to redesign workspaces has led to a growing need for facilities and corporate real estate teams to be able to provide information quickly and objectively. Many companies are moving away from the traditional methods of collecting occupancy data. Here's 10 top reasons why sensors are replacing manual surveys. 

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Content topics: Facilities and Workplace trends, Workspace technology, Enabling smart buildings