The Edge, an Amsterdam office building for Deloitte, monitors everything from lighting to toilets to the espresso machine, and contains roughly 40,000 sensors. There are no assigned desks; employees arrive at the office, are assigned a parking space, and then given a workspace based on their schedule and preferences. The building can also sense when a space is empty, how often toilets and towel dispensers are used, and when the espresso machine needs refilling. The building's app can also track gym activity, and offers grocery delivery based on given meals. While the app can tailor the environment for individuals, it focuses on data for the overall building. The building's developer, OVG Real Estate, is using lessons from the building to design its next project. Read the complete article at Fast Company's Co.Exist.
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