This is where apps that centralize controls come in.
Lindsay Baker, president of Building Robotics, introduced building software designed to aid in that challenge, a product called Plus Comfy, during the VERGE 2015 conference in San Jose, California.
Plus Comfy is an app that allows employees to adjust the various technologies in a building to their preferences with ease. The app gives access to settings such as temperature and lighting to the inhabitants of the space so that they may feel comfortable in the office throughout the day.
"Buildings have to start doing their job better," Baker said. "They have to do that job of supporting us, and making us happy and productive."