The built environment is central to the reductions in CO2eq emissions and resource consumption. People spend more than 80% of their lifetime indoors. The creation of new strategies for office work is required to reduce environmental impacts and social inequity. It presents an opportunity to bring new ideas and technologies into a market that is in need of innovation. The Smart Sustainable Offices project aims to test the relationship between indoor environmental quality parameters and wellbeing in real-office scenarios, by carrying out empirical studies in real-life demonstrator conditions. It combines human factors with building technology and will pioneer a new generation of user-oriented, energy efficient and low carbon offices. Further more, it will test and demonstrate newest research outcomes along with the conceptualisation of a new certification system for smart and sustainable offices of the future. The Working Lab concept attempts to facilitate and promote open innovation systems and initiatives by offering a co-creation platform for experimentation.
Published: Tue 17 Aug 2021.
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