- Created: Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
By connecting Smart Occupancy to Smart Buildings, the office now automatically turns on building systems as workers arrive and off again when they leave, adjusting to who is and is not at work today.
AgilQuest Corporation announced today the availability of a new version of OnBoard, their workplace management technology, which connects office space management efficiencies to the energy savings of intelligent buildings. The combination yields large savings from real estate reduction, additional savings from energy reduction, and increased worker happiness by removing virtually all manual effort.
Current intelligent building systems save energy by turning off unneeded lights and HVAC service, but cannot maximize savings as they don't know who is present and where people are working today. AgilQuest's OnBoard office hoteling and conference room reservation system knows where each worker will be working and meeting on any given day. By integrating with building systems, OnBoard's Smart Buildings unlocks the energy savings available in even the most dynamic, hour-by-hour situations and reduces worker effort by detecting presence via turnstiles, badge systems, and online check in.
Demonstrating their leadership and vision in the federal government workplace, the General Services Administration upgraded their headquarters installation to connect their Smart Occupancy program with these new Smart Buildings capabilities to maximize efficiency and support for their workforce. After successful deployment at GSA, John Vivadelli, CEO of AgilQuest, said "Leveraging OnBoard 5.5.1 and our expertise, AgilQuest now delivers a two-way integration between Smart Occupancy and Smart Building technologies. This first of its kind capability provides operational control of systems such as lighting, HVAC, and security based on actual occupancy to dramatically increase sustainability by reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint."
GSA has rebranded AgilQuest's OnBoard internally as "Book-It", added AgilQuest technologies to their intelligent buildings framework, and made Smart Occupancy the core of their workplace protocols.
For more information
OnBoard 5.5.1 and Smart Buildings capabilities http://agilquest.com/smart-buildings