December 2, 2019

Intro to our Tenant Experience (TX) Framework

Safety is a mindset, not a checklist, right? A sixth sense. And it’s self-evident at this point that internalizing a safety sensibility mitigates dangerous and expensive risk, increases morale and loyalty and brings exponential returns. But it wasn’t always an accepted industry norm.

September 9, 2019

Smart Thinking for Smart Planning: Conservation

Our final entry on asking the right questions before launching a design/build project for a smart building covers what may be the most important aspect—or benefit—of smart buildings. Here’s what Conserve means to us.

August 26, 2019

Smart Thinking for Smart Planning: Control

The third entry in our series on preparing to design and build a smart building brings a new set of questions and possibilities, based on four themes: Connect, Collaborate, Control, and Conserve. Here’s what Control means to us.

August 12, 2019

Smart Thinking for Smart Planning: Collaboration

Here’s another article in our four-part series on planning for smart building design, in which we re-frame the questions we ask before getting started, with a focus on Connect, Collaborate, Control, and Conserve. Here’s what Collaborate means to us.

July 31, 2019

Smart Thinking for Smart Planning: Connection

In our last post, we outlined what a smart building is—one in which monitoring devices and analytics assigned to heating, lighting, security, etc., come together in a single network—and concluded that smart thinking needs to happen from the very start of a project, with all hands on board.

June 3, 2019

Getting Future Smart

This is the first post in a series researching the near future technologies that commercial builders, entrepreneurs, and developers will be adopting. We’ll take a look at how technology is affecting build decisions and what this could mean for the future of our industry and the people who inhabit our spaces.