Both startups and big companies are bringing connected sensors and data analytics into commercial offices

Both startups and big companies are bringing connected sensors and data analytics into commercial offices

Motion sensors driving light switches used to be state of the art in office buildings, but now startups and big companies are bringing connected sensors and data analytics into commercial offices that will make building management look a lot more like IT.

So whether it’s Overstock trying to make employees more productive with connected windows or GE spinning out a company designed to take advantage of connected lighting and predictive analytics for shopping malls and corporate customers, traditional offices are going to get an infusion of data.

Last week Jones Lang LaSalle, the second largest facilities management company in the U.S. signed an agreement with a startup called Enlighted which sells connected lighting for offices. The partnership between the two firms will let JLL customers see how effectively they use their real estate and allow them to save money on their lighting, air conditioning, and heating bills.Read more

Source: fortune.com