Data has become the fundamental currency of business. Data-driven approaches to building operations are providing facility owners with tactical means to inform decisions and quantify impact. Intelligent Buildings – built on the premise of improved efficiency through data management and systems interconnectivity – are leveraging the measurement and controls capabilities of modern building systems to revolutionize facilities management practices and pave the way for “smart” real estate portfolios.
The idea of an Intelligent Building, Smart Building, or Connected Portfolio means different things to different people. Therefore, understanding project needs and articulating them clearly among all stakeholders are the keys to success.
Architect: Lord Aeck Sargent
Associate Architect: The Miller|Hull Partnership, LLC
The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design is a living-learning laboratory building comprised of two sixty-four person classrooms, two twenty-four person classrooms, two sixteen person class laboratories, a sixteen person conference room, makerspaces, student collaboration and research space, areas for public gathering, and a 170 person auditorium. This facility will pursue Living Certification for the Living Building Challenge 3.1.
Architect: Portman Architects – Core & Shell
Architect: ASD | SKY – Fit-up
Integration of all building automation, lighting control, energy and water sub-metering, and fire alarm and elevator management systems for Coda, a mixed-use, multitenant building housing office space, research laboratories, retail space, and a parking deck. Additionally, a measurement and monitoring plan to support measurement and verification, as well as data trending for dashboard and analytics programs. This project is pursuing LEED Platinum certification.
Architect: Duda | Paine Architects, LLP
Interiors Architect: Gensler
Associate Architect: HKS, Inc.
Intelligent building systems for a 495,000 square foot headquarters building and a 165,000 square foot office building at a separate location. The headquarters also includes a 285,000 square foot parking deck.
Associate Architect: NBBJ
Offering support and guidance to emerging biotechnology companies commercializing technologies primarily derived from New Orleans-based universities, the New Orleans BioInnovation Center provides tenants with wet laboratories, office space, and meeting and conference spaces. Intelligent building systems deployment includes an integrated building management system normalizing data from building automation, facility metering and lighting control systems. Deployment also consists of automated analytics, fault detection, and diagnostics platform.
Integrated Building Management System master plan to provide a single facility operations command center in the Atlanta headquarters that facilitates managing the Atlanta headquarters and the Branch bank locations in Jacksonville, Miami, Birmingham, and New Orleans. Systems that were included in the integration plan include building automation, lighting control with facility-wide occupancy sensors, power monitoring systems, security and elevator management systems.
Expansion of a six story hospital for a two patient floor, 104 bed addition. The project includes HVAC infrastructure, sized and configured to serve two future patient floors, and the replacement of a proprietary type building automation system throughout the tower with an open platform type system. Phased construction enabled the first half of the new patient floors to be occupied while the second half was completed.
Integrated Building Management System master plan to provide a single facility operations system, unified on the enterprise network, supported by the internal IT group, and provide operational savings in both facility maintenance and energy reductions.
Integrated Building Management System master plan to include sustainability and operational dashboard and automated analytics and fault detection diagnostics systems for the Charles R. Drew Charter School’s Senior Academy serving 375 middle school students and 600 high school students. The building includes classrooms, career technology laboratories, science laboratories, chorus and band rooms, a cafeteria, a performing arts center, and a gymnasium. This facility is pursuing LEED Gold certification.