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i-FM Collections - Technology in FM 2017

The i-FM Technology in FM Award for 2017 was presented to Interserve in recognition of its work with RNLI.

Interserve’s Smart Building in a Bag is a space utilisation and workplace measurement tool developed specifically for the service provider’s contract with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RLNI). Approximately 225 sensors have been installed in RLNI’s head office that measure space utilisation, motion, noise, temperature, humidity and light. The data is then sent to a cloud-based helpdesk for analysis, allowing the service partners to make far more informed decisions about the design and use of the workspace at no additional cost.

Judges were impressed by the software’s intelligent, pragmatic and cost-effective implementation, and recognised the substantial benefits that Smart Building in a Bag has so far delivered at the RLNI. The organisation has saved 21% per annum in cleaning and security costs by closing buildings outside of core working hours, and has saved 2.95 tonnes in CO2 due to changes in lighting and the management of the workspace. The technology has also led to a palpable feeling of behavioural change at the RLNI, with staff now more aware of how their environment impacts their ability to work.

Click here to read a summary of Interserve's award-winning entry.

You can learn about each of the other shortlisted entries by clicking on the links below:

ISS

Carillion

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