Cisco elected to implement Interact Office software applications and data-enabled services.
The connected luminaires include IoT sensors that provide easy access to data, energy savings, sustainability, and personal comfort. Each luminaire can be uniquely identified by an IP address, allowing them to be individually monitored and controlled, with data managed via the centrally hosted Interact Office software dashboard.
The data received allows managers to track occupancy patterns and changes in temperature, while also enabling employees to personalize the lighting in their workspaces. Overall, the system offers maximum visibility and better control over the lighting, while also allowing Cisco to reduce energy consumption and improve space efficiency at WaterPark Place.
With an expected annual energy savings of 177,000 kWh and an annual cost savings of $45,000, the Interact Office installation is set to provide payback within 3 years. The building has been recognized as the most innovative workplace at CoreNet, an event that awards and recognizes real estate practices. WaterPark Place is a prime example of the type of workplace innovation that we, together with Cisco, are working on to bring to professional buildings around the world.