Unilever HQ, New Jersey

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.

The Unilever US headquarters in New Jersey is situated along the Hudson River.
Certifications
LEED & WELL platinum
32,000 m²
Digitized office space
4,850
Sensors and iBeacons
1600
Support employees in activity-based working

Challenge

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 building was one of the first smart offices on the East Coast

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.

Mapiq helps employees find the right workplace for their activity.

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.

32,000 m2 of office space is visualized in Mapiq.

“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 at Unilever

“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 at Unilever

Our impact

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

  • An interactive 3D overview of the office that supports the new activity-based working environment.
  • A decrease in workplace scarcity.
  • The possibility to tailor workplaces to every individual need.
  • Workspace optimization based on real-time data visualized in the analytics dashboard.
  • Reduced time spent looking for an available meeting room or workplace.
  • An increase in employee engagement and pride.
Bas Schellekens
Sales Executive
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