Helvar has announced the launch of Helvar Senses, a solution that incorporates smart environmental sensing into the Helvar offering for creating even more adaptable and sustainable spaces.

"We believe that buildings can become more sustainable and energy efficient than they are today while still providing a fantastic occupant experience. At Helvar, we are very excited to be launching our latest innovation, Helvar Senses, which enables smart buildings to become more energy efficient with better support people's wellbeing. With Helvar Senses, we can make smart buildings more future-proof by allowing them to evolve over their lifetime — thereby realising our mission of Brighter Spaces", says Adel Hattab, CEO of Helvar."

Helvar Senses is an evolutionary step for Helvar intelligent lighting solutions adding environmental sensing and insights. As lighting sensors are typically the densest sensor network in a building, incorporating environmental senses such as light, CO2, VOCs, temperature, humidity, sound and air pressure becomes a very practical way to collect data about the overall conditions in the space. When this data is combined with occupancy data and refined through analytics, building owners and operators have an improved understanding of how to optimise the spaces.

“Helvar Senses can interact with other building services to create the best occupant experience with the lowest possible emissions. By breaking free from traditional building system silos, we can unlock the full potential of buildings and help them to continuously learn”, says Thet Oo, director of Wired Solutions at Helvar.

Helvar Senses addresses the issue of wasted energy consumption during the operational phase of the building. It’s estimated that buildings typically consume two to five times more energy than initially predicted at the design stage, due to the actual usage of spaces deviating too much from the original design. This results in unnecessary costs for building owners and a negative environmental impact.

Helvar Senses equips building owners and operators with the tools to significantly improve operational efficiency, measure performance, reduce energy consumption, and thereby lessen emissions. All of these are necessary outcomes to achieve sustainability goals and help comply with directives such as CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive).