Personalized environment thanks to IoT sensors.

The building management system (BMS) adjusts lighting, heating, and air-conditioning in real-time, thanks to IoT sensors.
Designers and researchers from Carlo Ratti Associati has equipped the Agnelli Foundation, a century-old structure in Turin, Italy, with Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors that monitor different sets of data, including occupancy levels, temperature, CO2 concentration, and the status of meeting rooms.
Based on this information, the building management system (BMS) responds dynamically, adjusting lighting, heating, air-conditioning, and room booking in real-time.
Once building occupants set their preferred temperature via a smartphone application, a thermal bubble follows them throughout the building, as the fan coil units, situated in the false ceilings, are activated by human presence.
“By synchronising energy usage and human occupancy within buildings, we can create a more sustainable and responsive architecture, theoretically slashing energy consumption by up to 40%”, says Professor Carlo Ratti.
The renovated building will be inaugurated in Spring 2017.

For further information, please read this article published by the Carlo Ratti Associati.