COVID-19 Workplace Focus
Organisations are already planning how they can re-activate their workplaces when restrictions begin to lift. Much of that focus is on providing employees and the general public with confidence that they can feel safe knowing that appropriate measures are in place to minimise exposure to COVID-19.
We've been talking a lot with our customers, solution partners and commercial real estate professionals to understand the areas of focus to help them overcome the workplace challenges bought about by COVID-19.
Areas of Focus
Space Management - many tenants will likely need to consider consolidation and re-design of office spaces. Working remotely will impact floorspace requirements and which could drive uptake for co-working and potentially activity-based office design. Tenants will need supporting systems and also granular data on workspace utilisation to enable facility managers to make informed planning decisions and drive a reduction in costs. Space Management will rely heavily on a variety of workplace sensors such as:
People counting sensors - managing how many people are on the floor at any time based on density for adequate employee distancing. Providing that daat in real-time to employees to help them find a space to work.
Occupancy sensors for desks, rooms and collaborative spaces - will provide detailed occupancy and efficiency analytics for wide ranging decisions on real-estate planning. These will also assist with deployment of cleaning resources
Healthier Buildings - stronger focus on HVAC systems and granular measurement all around the workplace using air quality sensors for CO2, humidity and temperature
Smarter Buildings - further focus on overall building efficiency, iOT connectivity, cost control and emissions. Simple ways to make older buildings smarter without significant investment
Cleaning - tenants want to be able to monitor which areas of the workplace have been used and ensure that cleaning resources have been deployed efficiently and effectively
Other Hygiene Measures - such as the deployment of infrared thermometers for high volume temperature screening. A simple indicator that can be used before entry into any workplace or facility
The following resources provide some further reading on these areas of focus:
1. JLL Global Research Mar 2020 - COVID-19 Global Real Estate Implications
2. CBRE Viewpoint Apr 2020 - Leveraging Technology to enhance Real Estate Flexibility & Resilience
3. Colin Scarlett - EVP Colliers Apr 2020 - Post COVID-19 Office Design & Market
In conjunction with our partners we offer a range of sensors to make your building smarter, healthier and more efficient. Our sensors come in long-life battery as well as cabled options and can be mounted with no building works. Our battery based devices don't require wifi connectivity further minimising deployment impact and improving ongoing reliability and maintenance.
In conjunction with our range of smart sensors, we provide a software platform for data analytics and reporting, monitoring, real-time alerts and other graphical views.
Our range of offerings can be customised and bundled to suit your needs so contact us for a discussion on how we can make your building smarter and healthier.