BU I LDI NG SOLUT IONS
— Office vertical profile
The COVID-19 crisis accelerated trends that were already impacting customers and the built environment prior to the pandemic.
— More flexible working spaces
— HVAC systems that supports both health & energy efficiency Ventilation and HVAC requirements are now more than ever important in reducing the spread of infection. The experts are suggesting increased need for air flow and room air changes whilst also introducing greater amounts of fresh air from natural ventilation (opening windows) and mechanical ventilation. With fresh air flow increasing, especially in temperate climates, brings an increased requirement to heat the fresh air and with that more frequent changes of filter media. Both of which will increase energy consumption and maintenance frequency. Periodic time-based maintenance regimes are now replaced with reactive maintenance based on real time data from the office space (air quality, temperature) and plant room (HVAC and Elec). Our move to carbon neutral is somewhat de-railed by these changes, so now we must fully utilise technology such as Building Energy management and Energy optimisation solutions as well as automation solutions in both monitoring and targeting (M&T) and fault detection and diagnosis (FDD).
On the one hand, before the covid around 2500 m 2 was enough for around 200 people, Post Covid, depending on the requirements established in each country, the required area could easily double to 5000 m 2 , on the other hand all companies are switching to a model decentralized with most of the remote work. In the future we will visit our offices less and typically only for periodic collaborative interaction thus reducing the demand for permanent space allocations and increasing the demand for meeting spaces for colleagues and guests.
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