Smart and Sustainable Offices (SSO): Showcasing a holistic approach to realise the next generation offices
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017

The Smart Sustainable Offices project (SSO) is a product of years of research with large sets of data collected from more than 30 office buildings in Switzerland, Sweden, and Spain. Based on scientific evidence, the concept of SSO, initially conceived as a research plan to address the interdependencies between office users and their working environment in a European context, is now used as a qualitative and quantitative mixed method approach for office diagnosis and ideation. At the current stage, the SSO methodology aims to implement a new paradigm of user-oriented, lower carbon footprint and resilient office design solutions. The main strategy is articulated around the “office DNA” of every organisation, decoded as a compound of work patterns, operational and individual needs, and their potential to define design criteria. The practical application of SSO and its tentative findings exemplified through three pilot test office-demonstrators are described in this paper.

comfort experience

indoor environmental quality

sustainable office design

work patterns.

employees’ needs

Office DNA



Antonio Cobaleda Cordero

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors

Ulrike Rahe

Industri- och materialvetenskap

Holger Wallbaum

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Byggnadsteknologi

Quan Jin

Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik


Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik

Informes de la Construcción

221 (eISSN)

Vol. 69


Hållbar utveckling

Innovation och entreprenörskap




Tvärvetenskapliga studier

Annan samhällsbyggnadsteknik


Building Futures