Why is this building the smartest in the world?
The building has 28,000 sensors and is powered by solar energy and water collected in an underground aquifer.
It is arguably the greenest and smartest office in the world, according to the World Economic Forum. The Edge, an office building in Amsterdam, is the headquarters of Deloitte and the more than 28,000 sensors in a 40,000-square-foot home keep you informed of everything that happens between its walls, from energy consumption to humidity and level. lighting.
Employees are connected to the building through an application that facilitates daily work in the office. From the moment they arrive at the building, their smartphones help them find parking, a free office to work in, or their own colleagues. The application, after checking each employee’s schedule, sends them to a work desk, a meeting room or a meeting room.
But its functions do not end there, as employees can control the light and humidity level of the office where they work. In addition, the application remembers the way everyone prefers coffee. The bathroom sensors are connected to the cleaning staff, who receive notification when they need to be cleaned and a robot that monitors ensures the safety of the building at night.
The 15-storey building is solar powered by panels located on one of the walls and roof, although it also uses solar energy from the panels of the University of Amsterdam. The water used for heating and air conditioning is collected thanks to an aquifer located below the building.
These are some of the features that led The Edge building to achieve the highest score in the history of sustainability (98.36%), according to the environmental rating agency BREEAM.