Commercial Estate Group’s EQ Building in Bristol has received WiredScore’s SmartScore smart building certification, making it the first in the world to do so.
When WiredScore launched the rating system this April, 70 buildings across seven countries committed to the certification.
It then revealed the six functions a smart building must feature in order to receive the certification, including individual and collaborative productivity, health and wellbeing, community and services, sustainability, maintenance and optimization and security.
In order to receive the rating, buildings must submit proof that they have met all of these requirements.
The 20,000 square foot EQ Building was able to receive the rating with the help of engineering consultancy Buro Happold. It features around 6,458 square feet of solar panels, 263 bike storage spaces, a bespoke building app, air quality monitoring, real-time energy usage data and more.
“Smart buildings will play a key role in creating more attractive, efficient and sustainable workplaces that allow individual productivity to flourish and where people can meet and collaborate,” said Tom McClellan, country director for UK and Ireland at WiredScore. “As we move closer to a return to workspaces, ensuring tenants are benefiting from the best possible working environments will be paramount to maintaining the dynamism of our cities.”