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Current trend of Smart Offices in India

Sammeer Pakvasa offers insights on how smart design ideas are leading the trend of Smart Offices, based on his experience as MD of Eleganz Interiors

With smart technology taking over the world in the last few years, almost every aspect of modern life has now been transformed forever. Be it smart gadgets, smart homes, or smart cars, the focus on using technology to enhance convenience has opened up a whole gamut of possibilities for almost every industry. Hence, it should come as no surprise that most corporates are transforming their offices into smart offices, to make the most efficient use of the space. Innovative design ideas, utilising unique concepts, help such smart offices achieve a mix of comfort, safety and warmth, while also being utilitarian and aesthetically pleasing. A few of the common features of such offices are...

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IoT Devices
The advancements in connected devices have given rise to the Internet of Things (IoT), a concept where almost each and every device in the office is interconnected and can function intelligently. Be it doors with motion sensors, windows with temperature and light-sensitive blinders or more, IoT devices have today made corporate life much more efficient. It helps cut down on the energy usage costs and facilitates greatly enhanced convenience for the employees. In addition to this, such devices are also able to collect data on general office usage to adopt more intelligent conservation practices.

Smart lighting
One of the biggest reasons for high electricity bills and the wastage of energy are leaving lights on even when not in use. Hence, smart lighting has proved to be the best way to avoid wasteful depletion of resources, by intelligently switching lights off when not in use - and on again, when the sensors detect presence. In addition to this, many such devices also have the capability of dimming lights or increasing the brightness - depending on the available light in the room, which is extremely useful in conserving power and promoting responsible energy usage.

Biophilic Designing
Yet another aspect of smart office designs, which is rapidly gaining in popularity, biophilic designing utilises the power of nature to introduce a healthier and more relaxing environment in an office space. By integrating indoor plants, creepers and lots of open views, along with natural lighting, it helps breathe fresh air into the concrete buildings. This, in fact, has been proven to be highly effective in acting as a stress buster for employees, and can even prevent physical ailments and diseases, which often accompany sitting in a closed office space all day, every day.

Wireless charging in tables/ desks
Wireless charging is now a popular facility being used by many modern offices, which not only help reduce the clutter of a million different wires and cords - but helps save energy usage, as well. When desks or tables in such offices are fitted with wireless charging technology, one only needs to place their smartphones, laptops, tabs and the like, on their surface, to have them start charging. Once the devices have been charged fully, the power is cut off automatically, reducing wastage of power. As such, these tables and desks help improve efficiency significantly, while also improving the aesthetics of the office environment.

Intelligent climate control
One of the biggest inconveniences that many employees face in modern offices is the temperature. With central air conditioning being common in almost all offices, nowadays, regulating the temperature every time it gets too cold or too hot, becomes a huge bother. As such, AI-equipped intelligent temperature control is today rapidly gaining acceptance in corporate organisations for a way to reduce energy consumption, while also facilitating comfort and convenience for their employees.

Sammeer Pakvasa-MD,Eleganz

About Eleganz:
Eleganz, a strategic management company specialising in interior solutions on a pan-India level, is headquartered in Mumbai. The journey that began under leadership of Akshay Pakvasa in 1988, has passed into the capable hands of his son - Sammeer Pakvasa. Eleganz provides a robust supporting structure and adds value to its clientele space. With 250+ staff along with a 10,000sq-ft of factory space in Mumbai and 5,000sq-ft of factory space in Bengaluru, they strive to complete maximum site works at factory level to ensure high quality standards. They are backed by 29+ years of experience in the industry and have successfully delivered 15+ million sq-ft of space for prominent clients.

The firm's mission is to deliver safe, sustainable, profitable, high-quality projects to their clients, with the core focus being on safety measures and high quality standards.

An ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 certified company, they provide solutions ranging from bare-shell to fully furnished workspaces. They pride themselves on offering unparalleled service, quality execution, and optimised budget propositions to all their clients. Their experience, knowledge, and skills allow them to tackle challenges. They make a conscious effort to stay updated with the current trends and present a personalised approach, which leads to successful collaboration with their clients.

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