Smart buildings empower productive people
Smart buildings empower productive people
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  • Our conversations have changed. Before, the calls we got were about buildings being too hot or too cold, or about work orders. Now we’re talking about data points and building faults and energy usage. 
    – Microsoft RE&F
  • We’re seeing efficiencies that we never even contemplated when we started this journey. Give me a little data and I’ll tell you a little. Give me a lot of data and I’ll save the world.
    – Microsoft RE&F
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    • Increase people productivity
    • Adapt to people needs in real time. Evolve new ways to communicate. Assist people with context specific information.
    • Reduce operating cost
    • Manage energy in a predictive way. Reduce reaction time by gaining insights of the building. Maintain your building services proactively.
    • Optimize building utilization
    • Use sensors to identify presence and traffic patterns. Monitor buildings proactively by leveraging Internet of Things.
    • Smart building vision
    • Our vision for smart buildings is to improve building operations services, security & accessibility services, and new tenant applications & services that improve productivity.
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    Reimagining Smart Buildings & Productive People – Microsoft Smart Buildings
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    • Save energy & save money
    • At Microsoft, we are saving millions of dollars in energy costs by using software and sensors to find operational faults in our campus buildings' heating and cooling systems.
      We have one of the largest energy-smart installations in the world, but we believe that our methods and results can be replicated by businesses, governments, universities, and other enterprise building owners that want to reduce energy usage and save money.
    Save energy & save money
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    • Manage your facility proactively
    • Cadillac Fairview is adopting an Energy-Smart Buildings approach to their commercial real estate portfolio. Their 45 year old commercial building is performing as competitively as new buildings with Microsoft’s smart buildings solution. Cadillac Fairview started by visualizing building performance.Then they turned into proactive building management with faults detection and discovered the potential of their facilities.
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    • Optimize building utilization
    • Dynamically optimize use of building space based on employee schedule and presence within the building.

      Building monitoring at Microsoft’s operation center provides insights to develop new services to simplify employee work.

    Optimize building utilization
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    Adaptive Office
    • Adaptive Office
    • By using strategically placed adaptive office sensors, the building is able to gather and adapt itself to the needs of the employees based on their preferences.
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    Whether your business needs to transform digitally or construct a new solution, contact your Microsoft Services account representative today to realize the possibilities of an integrated, personalized approach to manufacturing transformation.

    Download Smart Buildings Datasheet

    Strategy briefing
    Identify specific business challenges that can be addressed with integrated solutions based on the Microsoft platform.

    Envisioning workshop
    Prioritize and scope the efforts required to achieve your vision through on-site workshops with business leaders and IT to develop a delivery plan.

    Solution engagements
    Focus on solution design, development, and deployment using a consolidated and accelerated approach.