ASHRAE is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. ASHRAE is an industry leader and is dedicated to promoting a healthy and sustainable built environment being the creator of BACnet, a protocol and set of standards for the HVAC industry.
ASHRAE was set to open a new global headquarters and required an intelligent workplace solution to support their employees and visitors. Given their reputation as industry leaders in research and education about HVAC and building efficiency, the solution needed to provide a next-generation workplace experience for employees and visitors, in turn reflecting their vision for the organization and showcasing the latest developments in building technology. The solution needed to integrate many disparate IT and OT technology systems, cater for numerous stakeholder journeys, support a carbon-neutral plan for the entire building and reduce operating costs.
Almost all outcomes for PlaceOS come down to efficiency. The efficiency of the user and the efficiency of the building. This is primarily achieved through automation. PlaceOS sets conditions and triggers actions so the space can adapt to the user’s needs in real-time.
An example of this is when a user walks into a room, the space is configured automatically, there is no need for anyone to take action like turning the lights or AC on.
The same example contributes towards building efficiency. Lights no longer operate off a rigid schedule, they turn on and off based on need. PlaceOS controls all of this.
For display on touch enabled public kiosks within the building. Displays room and open space availability and occupancy at a glance, along with environment sensor information.
Automation is one of the most powerful aspects of PlaceOS. This is where the contributions towards meeting ASHRAE’s sustainability targets happen.
All of the PlaceOS components and configurations are managed in Backoffice. Admins can view module state and execute manual commands on any integrated services/devices.
They can automate workflows and create triggers.