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Turner & Townsend complete Microsoft’s smart Luxembourg office

UK consultant Turner & Townsend (T&T) has completed the "digital transformation" of Microsoft’s office in Luxembourg as part of the tech giant’s drive to improve its employees’ working environment using the internet of things (IoT).

T&T provided project and cost management services over a 12-month period, including the procurement of the main contractor and other consultants.

The office, which has 5m-high ceilings and glass walls, has been fitted with "smart" technology using multiple sensors to monitor carbon dioxide, lighting, noise and temperature.

The IoT is a development of the traditional internet that allows everyday objects to send and receive data.

This is then made available in real-time so Microsoft’s staff can see the impact of their behaviour on the environment and therefore be encouraged to adopt sustainable habits.

The project has brought together a number of Microsoft’s divisions, including global sales, marketing, operations and Skype.

Instead of occupying two floors, Microsoft has decided to "enhance" the space on one floor for both employees and customers.

T&T has completed 54 projects worldwide for the tech giant, including a recent project in Munich.

Images via Turner & Townsend

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