Recycling, energy and water savings, limitation and reusal of waste. Can buildings be more sustainable and actively prevent unnecessary energy wasting or resource spending? How can we teach their residents, owners, employees to behave in a more sustainable way and have less impact on our environment?
2. Residential parking in office buildings
Prague, as most of the big cities, faces an issue with a crucial lack of parking spaces. Residents arrive home in the evening and have nowhere to park, while at the same time, garages under the office buildings start to empty out. Help create both a technical solution within an existing building operating system and a viable business model for using those capacities effectively.
3. Value-added services
Laundry, delivery of goods & food, shared transport, pop-up coworking, roof garden, shopping etc. How to make life of employees easier and how to save their time?
4. Room temperature control
Heating systems in office buildings are sometimes equipped with computer controlled systems, which remotely regulates room temperature. People in such room have no direct possibility to change it and cannot see the current room temperature. The task is to access the possibility of its regulation for individuals in these rooms in real time and to display it. Visualization & new functionality should be preferably using a web application linked to the database / API.
5. Room air quality monitoring
Meeting rooms nowadays can have a lot of sensors – one of them is called ComforMeters. It can measure the value of CO2, temperature and humidity. The task is to read the data from a manufacturer’s API and send a notification message to a specific person via e-mail (MS Outlook) when the CO2 limit is exceeded. The solution should check MS Office 365 calendar which person should receive the notification.
6. Comfort & productivity
Lighting, ambiance, relax space, interior design, food & drinks, fresh air, stress reduction. Or something else?
Will you think of a better manner how to handle interior spaces in order to increase productivity and happiness of employees?
7. Healthier working space
8. Electric vehicles & charging
World Health Organization’s study says that in 1984 “only” 30 percent of people working in developed countries suffered from unhealthy office environment syndrome. This ratio was 60 percent by 2002 due to air condition in open spaces, lights etc. Can you help to make it healthier?
Autonomous and electric vehicles will surround us soon. Can smart building help smart mobility? Help creating charging stations, shared fleets for employees and public.
9. Internet of Things & use of data
There is plenty of office buildings data people can use. Sensors can analyze people movement, energy consumption, employees’ productivity, interior design and much more. Build a new hardware gadget or come up with new service based on IoT. How can we use all data produced by buildings?
Building & IT access management, IT infrastructure & communication security etc. Can you think of solutions providing more security or lowering the costs?
11. This might be your challenge
As a Hackathon partner, you have a chance to submit your challenge focused on how to make buildings safer, more comfortable & sustainable or how they can be more connected with people in the neighborhood etc.