IBIS has been developing strategies and technologies to optimize varying levels of occupancy for years prior to the pandemic so when our client’s plan to re-open their buildings included a hybrid remote/office strategy, we were able to respond by enabling our SmartFloor technology right away.
The possibilities of IoT are more than simple process improvements. We have yet to focus our efforts holistically. The answer to this is not just more data sources and dashboards. There is more required if we want to impact the business in a vitally positive way in the most critical areas: people, planet, and profit.
The Master Systems Integrator (MSI) is integral to maintaining a dynamic and reactive building. As office space occupancy levels change, new sensors and systems must be integrated so that the building systems are able to adapt and correct properly for changing patterns. Energy performance and the single pane of glass is no longer the key factors for a performance building. Now, even more systems must be able to synchronize and employ flexible strategies to achieve loftier objectives including the health, wellbeing, safety, and productivity of the occupants that directly contributes to the profitability of the business.
The post pandemic work environment is a changing landscape that will present many new challenges and opportunities. What has been proven already is that for many organizations, the traditional office environment is much more optional than it ever was. Without increased intelligence and control in our buildings this dynamic environment will cause increased energy use both in the office and at home.
We find this question comes up frequently when we start conversations with new clients. We decided to write an article to not only describe the difference but also show practical examples so you can get a better idea of what we do. We pulled all our examples from just one account to exemplify how diverse the MSI responsibilities and capabilities are.
As this exciting year of transformation and growth unfolds, we are taking the opportunity to evolve our brand in order to better communicate the breadth of expertise, offerings, visions, and values that Integrated Building Solutions truly represents to our existing and new clients.