The world’s smartest office building is being built in Petah Tikva, according to (and belonging to) Israel’s largest high-tech company, Intel Israel. The new 34,000-square-meter complex is expected to house 2,500 development personnel.
Intel Israel recently laid the cornerstone for its new campus, which is based on IoT technology.
“The new building will bring together employees currently working in 13 buildings, and will enhance cooperation between the different groups,” Maxine Fassberg, Intel Israel CEO and Intel Group vice president, said in a statement. “The construction of this campus emphasizes the importance of our presence in Israel and reflects our values: innovation, technology and green construction. We have found real partners in the Petah Tikva Municipality, who have helped us realize this vision.”
Employees who choose to disclose personal information, will enable the smart building to help save energy and water, and fine-tune machine learning. The smart building will learn every employee’s habits from preferred working environment to what kind of coffee he or she likes.
The building is expected to have nine floors and separate underground parking for both bicycles and cars. Inside there will be electronic labs, three restaurants, a café, a gym, a spa, a hairdresser, a beauty salon and a learning and convention center, according to a Globes report.
The green building will also have a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum level certification.