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What is a Smart Place?

Smart, evolvable places integrate intelligent design, multiple data inputs and previously disparate systems and aggregate these into a cloud of useful information.

When harnessed, this actionable intelligence allows smart owners and occupants to create more engaging and effective built environments.

Why Smart?


of millennials say their work environment is more important than the pay cheque


of office space is rarely utilized


of CO2 emissions in the USA are generated by buildings

Places need to act as a driver for

Strategic value

And truly Smart Places maximize the value of every square meter.

Increased Productivity

Increased employee productivity


productivity gains

Increased Innovation

Increased innovation and collaboration


increase in innovation index scores

Increased Talent

Increased talent attraction and retention


increase in job satisfaction

Reduced Employee Absenteeism

Reduced employee absenteeism


reduction in sick days

Reduced Occupancy and Service Costs

Reduced occupancy and service costs


reduction in space requirements (and FM costs)

Reduced Utility and Maintenance Costs

Reduced utility and maintenance costs


Reduction in lighting energy

Following four steps

  • Vision &
    Experience design

  • Strategy &
    Business Case

  • Technology &

  • Operations

See our step-by-step guide to creating Smart Places

How can WSP
deliver this?

WSP has unique capabilities that cover everything from the initial strategy discussion, through specification, delivery and digital asset management.

  • What will it feel like?
  • How can my city generate more tax revenue?
  • I’m an insurer, no one wants to work for me – help!
  • How can I help my people be more productive?
  • How much will it cost?
  • How can I generate revenue from the data?
  • How will it align with my business strategy?
  • How will it work with my Services/MEP?
  • What IT backbone to do I need?
  • Where should the sensors go?
  • How will the platform work?
  • How will I create the dashboards?
  • Which technologies should I be using?
  • How do I reduce my operating costs?
  • How do I keep this place at peak performance?
  • What do I invest in next?

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