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32,000 m²

Digitized office space


Sensors and iBeacons

Certifications: 2

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Unilever HQ

Global consumer goods company Unilever renovated its US Headquarters to become the most energy-efficient and intelligent office building on the East Coast. Together we created a high-tech work environment that is globally recognized for improving employee productivity and well-being.


October 5, 2020


New York, US


Consumer goods

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Employees at Unilever found the office experience impersonal and faced challenges in finding suitable workplaces for their activities. Unilever decided to go in for a major makeover. The former office was not an inspiring place to work at all. Unilever’s objective was to reduce environmental impact with intelligent use of space and energy, while keeping employees’ well-being at the center of this. This meant that the old-fashioned office had to transform into a vibrant and inspiring workplace, without fixed desks or cubicles.

Mapiq came together with its partner Edge Technologies, and renovation plans were made to create a high-tech work environment.

Unilever and Mapiq
The building of Unilever was one of the first smart offices on the East Coast.

The Mapiq solution

Our smart office platform is the foundation of the high-tech work environment of Unilever. We connected four buildings of 32.000 m2 in total. This resulted in an interactive 3D map of the office. Our smart office platform allows employees to:

  • Easily navigate through the building and find available workplaces. This decreases the time employees spent looking for a place to work.
  • Discover the whereabouts of colleagues to find each other easily for ad-hoc meetings or social events.
  • Adjust workplaces to their personal preferences such as light and temperature to boost employee autonomy.
Room booking
Mapiq helps employees find the right workplace for their activity.

Next to that, 4,850 bGrid sensors and iBeacons were connected to gather data about the use of the building. All this data is visualized in the analytics dashboard. This provides real-time information about office occupancy, peak hours, and popular workspaces to Unilever’s facilities team.

Visualize office floor plans in Mapiq's dashboard.
32.000 m2 office space is visualized in Mapiq's dashboard.
"Mapiq makes it possible to find available workplaces quickly and adjust these to my personal preferences. As a result, my workdays become much more productive."

Mick Jones

a daily Mapiq user

Our impact

The office building is now one of the best places to work in the New York City area. The implementation of our smart office platform has resulted in the following key impacts:

  • An interactive 3D map of the office that makes it easy for employees to find their way and book workspaces.
  • The possibility to tailor workplaces to every individual need such as light and temperature.
  • Workspace optimization based on real-time data visualized in the analytics dashboard.
  • Reduced time spent looking for an available meeting room or workplace.


of workers avoid the office due to a lack of suitable work areas

Data can be key in understanding employees' relationships with their offices. Where do employees like to work in the office? Who do they interact with on a daily basis? What types of meeting rooms best suit their needs? All of these questions, and more, can be answered by collecting smart, people-centric data.

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