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.


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.