With Interact Office, the TU/e has taken a green step towards sustainability and health. The system comprises 4,400 connected TrueLine LED luminaires with a sensor slot. Each luminaire has its own IP address and acts as an ethernet data point. Half the luminaires are equipped with a daylight and motion sensor, and where possible light intensity is dimmed. The remaining 2,200 free slots are available for future advanced data generation sensors.
Set light and heating via an app
In principle the TrueLine LED luminaires offer 500 Lux. Office workers can vary the intensity of the light, up or down, in their workspace using the app. The app utilizes a coding that the LEDs in the luminaire emit. The user’s location is determined through aiming a smartphone or tablet at the luminaire. Following this, the user can use the app to adjust the light intensity. Within the foreseeable future it will be possible to control the temperature of the immediate area using the app. Other possibilities are also being explored, like window controls.
According to BREEAM certification, Atlas is the most sustainable educational building in the world. The CO₂ reduction and energy savings have resulted in the award of the prestigious BREEAM Outstanding certificate, the highest attainable BREEAM category. Building managers or project developers with plans for sustainability, who opt for Interact Office are engaging a system with comprehensive potential for achieving sustainability targets.
Intelligent system respects personal wishes
Atlas harbors an important role for the Intelligent Lighting Institute. This scientific TU/e institute will research Human Centric Lighting in this new building, in other words, the effect of lighting on human performance. Interact Office is perfect for this. The Interact Office sensors offer countless possibilities for processing generated data with algorithms. They allow for the lighting and interior climate to be set to the exact wishes of the individual users, and Interact Office can be deployed even more effectively.