With devices getting “smarter” all the time, companies have more options for tracking and monitoring energy use. An article for GreenBiz by Titiaan Palazzi and Matthew Crosby recently looked at the ramifications of one piece of much-talked about tech: the Apple Watch. Long anticipated and discussed, this device was announced officially by the company and given a tentative release time for next year.

While much has been written about the way the Watch will combine different apps and functions, it also has the potential to help offices control their energy consumption by measuring changes in heat during the day.

This device has been touted as a possible health tracker that can detect personal physical information, and Palazzi and Crosby write that it can help offices adapt to however employees feel at a given moment. If they are particularly hot or cold, the heating can be changed to a satisfactory level.

“Wearable technology can provide information such as body temperature, heart rate and respiration, giving a more complete picture of physical comfort,” the authors said. “Even more, wearable tech and other more personalized devices can help to condition the person, rather than the entire space.”

Some, like Jay Yarow of Business Insider, think that the Watch is a way for Apple to prove that it can still innovate and stay relevant after the death of founder Steve Jobs. The health tracking element has been a big part of its promotion, but there are clearly other possible applications for this technology.

By pursuing environmental office solutions, businesses will find efficient uses of enhanced mobile devices as they are released.