A flexible workspace of 2,741 sq. meter in London aimed to create a progressive urban experience for its tenants. This goal was complemented by a focus on health, wellbeing, and safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic, making the deployment of intelligent, sustainable, and highly accurate technology a necessity.
Envio Systems and Disruptive Technologies transformed the client’s offering from a simple space lease to one of “Space As a Service”. By creating an IoT-powered workspace, our client optimized its energy consumption, reduced its carbon footprint and manual labor, and improved customer experience in just 5 months.
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The multi-functional 6-story building required a solution that supports comfort and function for various zone types. Our client transformed a regular workspace into a premium space thanks to our temperature sensors, which provided data for legionella reporting, occupancy, and energy optimization.
Envio Systems enabled remote monitoring and control of the workspace’s infrastructures through data analytics and reporting. Due to COVID-19, provided benefits also covered tune-downs, re-entry guidelines, baseline analyses, energy optimization strategies, and additional reporting types.
The space-as-a-service gains included:
COVID-19 brought the importance of air quality and occupancy detection to the forefront of facilities management. Through our humidity and temperature sensors integrated with Envio Systems, our client could monitor health and comfort components and adjust operations automatically to meet safety standards.
Analytics and reporting verified optimal operations, enabled data-driven decisions, and kept employees engaged and accountable in building management activities and service to the tenants. By reducing manual labor, redundant tasks, and unnecessary operations, we also helped our client reduce their carbon footprint and energy consumption.
As a result of remote monitoring and next-generation automation, in just 5 months:
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The health and safety benefits of the solution have been further extended by combining the data processing capabilities of Envio Systems with the versatility of the DT temperature sensors. The technology can now help prevent the presence of the potentially life-threatening Legionella bacteria in the water systems. Being aware of the legionella risk is important for office workspaces, as it focuses resources on areas of concern instead of conducting numerous routine checks, and ensures that the water is healthy.
Using data collected from sensors on key water systems including hot and cold water storage, delivery, and handling equipment an informative report was created.
This informs the customer, in a simple to read, color-coded format, of potential risks caused by high temperatures and stagnant water within the systems, the two key factors that can lead to the growth of the Legionella bacteria.
A variety of tests are performed for each system to determine if it passes, fails, or is about to fail the required standard. Corrective and appropriately targeted actions, such as flushing a pipe, can then be performed to eliminate the problem.
Using the sensors and analytics application, it is estimated that “Legionella alarms” were raised on 42 occasions across 36 taps in the building during the first year of monitoring.
Disruptive Technologies provides the world’s tiniest wireless sensors. Simply peel & stick the non-intrusive sensors in doors, chairs, pipes, and windows. They also come with touch functionality for easy deployment and are highly scalable without compromising accuracy, while maintaining cost-efficiency. At 19 x 19 x 2.5 mm, they can last up to 15 years and have a robust IP68 design.
The innovative approach of Disruptive Technologies made the integration of its sensors and valuable data around sustainability, legionella risk monitoring, and space utilization into our platform seamless.
Matt Standish, Director of Sales, Envio Systems
Envio Systems provides Envio TRIA Gateway, a device coordinator and protocol consolidator. The TRIA Gateway enables monitoring and control of existing infrastructure through the Envio cloud-based operating system, EOS. Additionally, space functionality can be enhanced with an Envio CUBE, a universal IoT controller and main meter integration. The Envio Operating System is the interface for reporting and sensor analytics. The platform can automate operational activities based on data collected by DT’s sensors.
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Pippa is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Disruptive Technologies. She has 15+ years in global B2C and B2B marketing & sales, brand management & strategy, and business development within technology, apparel, and consumer goods. She holds a BA in sociology and criminology from Western University in Canada. Pippa is passionate about people, products, and the planet and she is an ardent advocate of fantastic customer service. Her best ideas come when she is reading, running, biking, traveling, talking to strangers, and doing headstands.
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