Personal heating and lighting zones will follow workers around the office

Architect studio Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) is fitting out an office building with sensors so that its lighting and heating will be automatically adjusted in real-time according to the needs of its occupants. Not only will “Office 3.0″ provide a convenient approach to comfort, but it could significantly reduce energy use.

“Today, a lot of energy is wasted heating or cooling empty buildings,” says CRA founder Carlo Ratti. “By synchronizing energy usage and human occupancy within buildings we can create a more sustainable and responsive architecture – theoretically slashing energy consumption by up to 40 percent.”

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