HIGHLIGHTS

Learn how productivity was boosted by 18%

November’s Property Technology Live 2018 will explore how ‘human-centric’ lighting at the office of the property company CBRE boosted productivity by 18 per cent.

Additionally, work accuracy improved by 12 per cent, 76 per cent of employees reported feeling happier and half felt healthier.

The findings – by scientists from the Twente University, The Free University Amsterdam – will be seized on by the lighting industry as long-awaited hard evidence that investment in dynamic lighting gives a tangible return.

The time-controlled lighting system features a ‘circadian-friendly’ lighting sequence, which varies the colour temperature and intensity during the course of the day. Employees are stimulated during the morning and early afternoon with high illuminance levels and cool indirect white light. At midday and late afternoon, the light levels fall and become warmer.

The general lighting pendants feature direct light with a colour temperature of 4000K and ulta-cool indirect monochrome light of 6500K. The latter component is distributed across the ceiling during the course of the day via the separately controllable direct and indirect components.

Rick Jacobs, Managing Director of CBRE Global Workplace Solutions, walks us through the project at 2.10pm on Thursday 15 November 2018 at Property Technology Live.

WeWork, the US company which is disrupting the global office market with its playful and dynamic workspaces, has joined the speaker programme at LuxLive 2018 and will share its vision for the future of working interiors.

Star Davis, based at WeWork’s New York headquarters, is an internationally recognised designer. She’ll deliver the keynote on the opening day of Property Technology Live on WeWork’s vision for the future of the office.

Star will look at how the company’s unique blend of design, technology and lighting is creating environments which engage and retain talented employees.

She’ll share WeWork’s insights into humanising the workplace and motivating and exciting millennials and Generation Z with inspiring interiors that drive creativity, focus and connection.

Star Davis will talk on ‘Learning from WeWork’ in the keynote at 10.40am on Wednesday 14 November in the Property Technology Live conference.