"This was our chance to test the ranges where people can be comfortable in a modern office without air conditioning."

– Kit Elsworth

How can sensor technology help reduce our reliance on mechanical systems?

Dubbed Pointelist, the sensor network installed throughout the building tracks temperature and relative humidity to allow heating and cooling plans to be acutely adjusted in response to daily conditions.

A weather station on the roof dispatches real-time, localized data on external conditions to help understand the thermal performance of the building. ©Chris Leaman

The wireless sensor network helps inform sustainable strategies to reduce energy use in the 60,000 square feet office space. ©Michael Moran/OTTO