WiredScore has revealed it is launching a new certification for smart buildings in order to be more transparent about what “smart” really means in the world of commercial real estate.
SmartScore offers more credibility to the industry by creating a standard for smart buildings, working with BREEAM, LEED, RESET and the WELL building standard to create a cohesive certification.
WiredScore has been working with the WiredScore Smart Council that consists of over 90 tenants, landlords and property professionals to create a framework for smart buildings. All together, the council has defined what factors make a building smart, including: cost efficiency, sustainability, an inspiring experience and future-proof.
According to a report from WiredScore, 79% of office workers said they want to work in a technologically advanced office, while 63% stated that working in an environmentally-conscious office was very important to them.
“The only way that landlords can deliver the experiences and value that are now expected is to become smart. But to do that without really knowing what smart means and how to demonstrate it is impossible,” said William Newton, President and EMEA MD at WiredScore. “Our hope is that by introducing a definition and a certification by which to measure, landlords will be able to finally take advantage of the benefits that smart buildings offer themselves, their tenants and of course the environment.”