In 2019, real estate company Entra opened Powerhouse Brattørkaia: one of the world's first energy-positive buildings. The opening also marked the launch of Office App. With a 93% adoption rate, the app is now being rolled out into at least 10 additional Entra buildings.
A 'smarter' office experience
Entra owns, manages and develops innovative and environmentally friendly office buildings. Its Powerhouse Brattørkaia in Trondheim, Norway is one of the few buildings in the world that produces excess energy, which can then be used in other buildings and areas.
More than an office space
For Entra, being an innovative real estate company is more than offering high-tech buildings, or managing standard
building functions such as ventilation, lighting, and electricity. The company believe the future lies in making life easier, more accessible, and friction-free for everyone who uses the building. To realize this vision, Entra partnered with Office App.
In close collaboration, the two companies constructed the perfect tenant experience platform, fully based on the needs and wishes of the building's tenants. The result? A common platform that seamlessly connects tenants with services and facilities in and around Powerhouse Brattørkai.
The platform integrates with existing systems, including room booking tools, access gates, and catering systems, offering users a unified experience wherever they are: opening office doors with their phone, checking real-time availability of meeting rooms, finding their way within a building via interactive mapping systems – even with everyday activities like picking up lunch or planning a workout.
Beyond integration: Building a community
At Powerhouse Brattørkai, Entra uses Office App as a main channel of communication between itself and its tenants. The platform is widely used to invite people to events, start workout groups, or share other common interests, and is rapidly evolving into a workplace community, much like a social network.
Entra believes that this broader approach is becoming the new standard of demand in tenant experience, wherein the challenge in area development is not just developing a building, but an entire culture. This way, the thinking goes, satisfied tenants can drive growth, empower innovation, and bring creativity to a workplace. The proof of Entra's continuing success lies within the more than 75% adoption and engagement rates of Office App.
In control: Using insights to shape the future
Entra is also using Office App to improve its services and efficiency. Intuitive dashboards combine insights on daily usage, building functionalities, and working hours, creating a powerful analytics engine. This enables building managers to make smarter, data-driven decisions to further optimize tenant experience – and allows Entra to full control on its road to success.
The platform is so successful that it will become a large part of Entra’s digital offering, expanding to a considerable part of its building portfolio. It's the beginning of an exciting journey – with Entra and Office App working together to develop new services make an office experience as smart and innovative as Powerhouse Brattørkai.
"I don't think I've seen this high adoption this quickly before, ever. This shows that we have created a product together that the users need. And that's the goal: We want to offer something that gives value to everyone working in our buildings."
– Trine Kristoffersen Eidem, Product Manager, Digital service platform