Brightgreen Wellness System
- Brightgreen Pty. Ltd.
Studies have shown that improved building health can increase focus by up to 38% and decrease illness by 30% in building occupants. The question is how to improve it. We designed a dynamic building management system that monitors and controls everything from thermal comfort to water and air quality. The system is made up of interconnected sensors, controllers, smart lights, and displays placed throughout a structure. All these pieces are controlled by our software on a central hub. The hub is semi-autonomous, ever-learning and adapting to make the best decisions for optimal building wellness, energy use, and carbon impact.
Our team of engineers, software developers, and designers worked together to ensure this system not only provides high-level performance, but that it also creates an emotionally positive and accessible experience. The user experience is the result of end-to-end user journeys of all stakeholders in the system’s target applications. Testing and iteration have improved and validated the final system design to the level that a change of focus lighting is only a finger tap away on a system display. Furthermore, we model the design’s environmental impact and use that data with user-experience feedback in further iterative design to improve outcomes.
The system’s responsive capabilities and electricity automation reduce energy use by 30-60%, and thus decrease the organization’s carbon impact. On-screen prompts increase and encourage community in the workplace, and improved building health increases productivity and decreases absenteeism. Automations are also in place to aid in the optimal use of on-site and/or grid-connected renewables. Long-life and low-impact materials have been used in production, and all remaining carbon output generated from design to delivery has been offset. All product housing materials are recyclable, and we buy back electronics and whole products at the end of life.
This bleeding-edge design is the product of local design-driven and user-centric research and development. This category of system has traditionally held to low levels of maintenance activity, but we’ve taken building management out of the basement and put it into the limelight. It provides real health and psychological benefits whilst improving efficiency, productivity, and carbon impact. “Designed and Programmed in Melbourne” is printed on the box, and it’s a statement we communicate with pride to our customers throughout Australia and to our 14 countries of export.
Wellness gadgets tend to be highly specialized and expensive to commission and maintain. They also need to be programmed to work in conjunction with other tech before they’re hidden away in building management systems. What we did was redesign all that gadgetry and develop a new complete software system. Whereas old pieces of tech would have been programmed and left to repeat the same function endlessly, our dynamic system learns from the behaviour of a building’s occupants and reacts accordingly. The system also openly displays and communicates all building health data that’s normally inaccessible to occupants.
This system is in no way fixed and will continue to learn and grow as the data builds and we further develop the software over time.
Advanced air quality sensors are a critical feature of the whole system, especially in Australia with our long bushfire seasons. With both outdoor and indoor sensors, the system will notify building occupants of changes in air quality and deploy services and messaging for both solutions and education. Additionally, air quality widgets control and decrease particulate matter and kill pathogens in the air.
The system is fully scalable from essentials up to full germicidal automations.