EnOcean’s radio sensors collect the required data in a maintenance-free way as they neither require cables nor batteries thanks to the sustainable energy harvesting technology. Therefore, they can be flexibly mounted in the room, even on chairs or desks. The combination of radio and energy harvesting enables new applications like smart spaces, entirely without maintenance requirements and battery waste.

In his talk on March 31st from 8:45 am to 9:45 am, EnOcean’s CEO Raoul Wijgergangs will present why smart spaces are so important in order to create a healthy, save and comfortable working environment for employees and at the same time reduce the CO2 emissons of a building.

Smart workplace management
Even after the COVID pandemic, many office workplaces will no longer be used on five days a week, but rather only on three or four days. As a result, a relevant number of workstations will always remain unoccupied. Employees who work remotely on a regular basis will be able to share a workstation with colleagues as needed. So-called desk-sharing and hybrid working models can save employers 25% to 40% of space to rent and running costs.

Maintenance-free motion sensors detect at any time how many people are in a building or room, when and where. Vibration sensors attached to desks reliably monitor which workstations are currently being used by employees and which are still free for work.

We often underestimate the effects that the right air quality has on ourselves during work. By constantly monitoring temperature and humidity smart spaces help to both create a comfortable working environment and increase employee motivation and productivity by 15%.

Making buildings greener
Unused desks also mean unused spaces that can become real energy consumers. This is an important aspect, as buildings are responsible for around 40% of global CO2 emissions. For example, if an area is only used at certain times or very rarely, heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting can be adjusted accordingly. In addition, the data collection of the respective rooms also helps to determine which areas are actually used so little that it is not even worthwhile for companies to continue renting them. This not only reduces rental costs, but also directly saves 30% of CO2 in a commercial environment.


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