Flex is a responsive vessel, and its operability is determined through reactions to different catalysts. The catalysts are the climate fabric and social fabric, and without these, the building would be nothing more than an assembly of nonfunctional gadgetry. The analytical device through which the building can study a catalyst is a series of sensors in the building that read interior light levels, temperature, humidity, wind direction, solar orientation and occupancy load. A building management system (BMS) acts as the brain of the building receiving this data, interpreting it, and then responding by activating the kinetic systems to alter the environmental qualities within the building further improve them.
The BMS is programmed to know that when the exterior temperature reaches a comfortable limit so it can open up the building and allow natural ventilation to occur. Also, by knowing the direction of the sun the building would be programmed to know that certain parts of the building should remain closed to prevent overheating within the building. Since FLEX is a multi-purpose facility, many different occupancy types use the spaces, and each occupancy type has different spatial demands, which is also important data to assemble the script.