How to smarten the Indian office space!

Real Estate

Despite clear advantages, what’s holding back the development of smart office space? Charu Bahri explores.

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Here and there, Indian commercial realty is acquiring a new tag: ‘smart’.

Consider these real features of smart workplaces:

  • Lighting and shutters or curtains controlled automatically depending on the time of the day and occupancy.
  • Air-conditioning adjusted to the number of people inside the building, including visitors.
  • Meeting room lights that switch on only when a meeting is scheduled instead of always staying on.
  • Housekeeping staff that steps forward to clean a meeting room only after it has been used instead of daily by default.