“On average, we use just 19% of total office space productively,” said Alexi Marmot, Alexi Marmot Associates, “Most buildings are over-lit, over-heated, over-cooled, and therefore, underused.”
“Ask what you are to gain and what the requirements is, and remember – buildings are for people. You can engineer a building, but you cannot engineer people,” quote from Matt Colmer, Innovate UK.
“New buildings do not work. Or rather, they do not work you might expect them to. Instead of asking why, maybe a better question is: How can we make them perform better?” said Stephen Pearson, University of Oxford.
“First of all, find out what´s happening on site by monitoring and analysing data, make changes and, finally, monitor those changes to make sure they have had the desired impact.” by Eimear Moloney, Hoare Lea.
Excerpt from article “Secure in the knowledge” by Alex Smith and Liza Young, published in the CIBSE Journal December 2015