CIRS Office Environment Interface

In partnership with Builtspace, CIRS is developing the Office Environment Interface to improve building performance, in terms of both environment and human wellbeing.

This web-based tool offers inhabitants a means to interact with the building management system (BMS), by providing information on workspace conditions and enabling control over office lights and temperature.

 

Interface Access/Documentation

To access the application log-in with your cwl account:

Once logged in the users can access their office space by selecting “Go to building details” then entering their office number in the “Spaces” menu. Access to the CIRS Office Environment Interface is available only to CIRS building inhabitants.

User Interface Documentation is located in the “Building Details” page under the “Documents” tab.

 

Contact

If you are experiencing any problems or have suggestions on how to improve this interface please email Scott Yonkman, Building Systems Technical Specialist, scott.yonkman@ubc.ca.

 

Context

Since it’s conception, CIRS has been constantly striving to improve building performance, in terms of both environment and human wellbeing. Through ongoing research and by functioning as a test-bed for novel technologies, systems, processes and practices CIRS becomes a real-world research project. To aid in this effort CIRS is developing the Office Environment Interface in partnership with Builtspace, a software development firm for building management, operations and controls.

This web-based tool offers building inhabitants a means to interact with the building management system (BMS), access information on building performance and have increased control over the indoor environment in their individual spaces. This initiative seeks to increase building inhabitants control over their comfort and encourage them to get involved in the building operations, to achieve improved building performance and inhabitant sense of wellbeing and productivity.

Lessons learned from the CIRS Office Environment Interface will be used to inform ongoing CIRS research programs, including the Performance Gap in Sustainable Buildings and Human Cognition, Behaviour and Sustainability, which in turn will contribute to the building management system optimization. The outcomes of these programs will be used to inform planning and operational decisions for future UBC developments.