The flexible workplace concept has been around for some time. The ‘Intuitive Building' initiative is based on the same idea, but goes much further.
Linking up information makes it possible to optimise workplace utilisation, building management and business travel. This can lead to a substantial reduction in CO2 emissions. It can be applied to existing as well as planned buildings. The design and application of smart techniques in buildings is one of the topics that play a role in this initiative.
The intuitive building [the initiative referred to in 4.D.1 of the CO2 Performance Ladder] is based on a time planner for each worker and all linked buildings. For workers, this entails, for example, allocating linked agenda activities, task-based jobs and space requirements to available resources in buildings. Personal time planners are coupled to traffic information and forecasts, data related to other workers and appointments with third parties.
Business rules determine the workplace in the Netherlands to which the worker is assigned. In addition to the business locations of the employer or participating companies, workplaces also include flex offices and home offices. The business rules include all existing technical means of communication in order to ensure that people do not have to travel to communicate.