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.
The Mapiq solution
Four buildings were connected, creating an impressive cutting-edge office space of 32.000 m2. Due to our experience with implementing digital infrastructures on large campuses, Mapiq was selected to form the headquarters’ smart platform.
Based on the new floor plans, we created an interactive 3D map. This map makes it easy for employees to navigate intuitively through the building, find available workplaces and colleagues, and have up-to-date information on daily events.
Next to that, we integrated light and temperature solutions, giving employees the autonomy to tailor the workplace to their personal preferences. 4,850 bGrid sensors and iBeacons were connected to gather data about the use of the building and as a localization source.
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.
Together with Unilever, we created one of the most sustainable and technologically advanced workplaces on the US East Coast. This high-tech work environment improves employees’ productivity and well-being. Employees can personalize their work environment and experience a feeling of autonomy.