When collecting data, it is important to focus on what can bring tangible benefits to a building as well as its owners and occupiers. With that in mind, Organic Response, Fagerhult’s wireless lighting control system incorporates sensors in luminaires, and uses The Tridium Niagra Framework to enable simple and streamlined integration with building management systems. Data gathered by the sensors is able to be transmitted through a wireless mesh to integrate with other systems, in turn helping to build a network of valuable data which can be used to more efficiently manage a building.
Sensors integrated into luminaires are able to provide a high density of occupancy data due to the number of sensors across the building. This high resolution of data is also able to be used to extract various data sets. Organic Response uses wirepas to enhance the dataflow and increase the precision of the installed system.
This precise data can reduce the human effort needed to monitor and maintain lighting installations by identifying faults and streamlining maintenance systems. More intricate indoor navigation systems akin to outdoor GPS can also enable people to find their way around larger buildings by using location-aware signals emitted from each luminaire paired with a navigation application on their phone. Lighting temperature, intensity and colour are all also able to be adjusted to enhance human comfort and health, truly allowing users to take control over their environment.
Occupancy data gathered by integrated lighting systems can benefit all stakeholders. Developers and landlords can better understand how their buildings are used while creating added value that is attractive to potential tenants. Data can also be used to analyse and optimise space utilisation, to reduce power consumption and create cost effective efficient buildings. With the ability to offer occupiers additional insight and services, landlords can attract higher quality tenants and retain talent, which has been proven to be particularly advantageous for the office space sector.