In comparison with the energy waste that goes on in commercial buildings, such as larger office buildings, the light we forgot in the bedroom is nothing. Office buildings are often being run highly inefficiently and there’s a lack of transparency on how rooms in the building are being used. That leads to empty rooms being heated, and lit throughout the day.
In order to tackle these problems we set out to build a prototype to monitor and analyse data in an office space at Munich Airport (MUC), Germany. This prototype eventually lead to founding wattx’s first venture Snuk.
We had access to 4000m2 office space at the airport, spread across two floors. We installed over 200 sensors in 36 rooms and recorded data for a period of 3 months. The sensors recorded temperature, humidity, lightning and motion data.
With the data at hand, our Data Science team set out to explore it, identify patterns and anomalies, with the goal of quantifying benefits and energy savings, and ways in which to use it to optimise processes in the office building.