Cohesion has been named an Accredited Solution by WiredScore, a new endeavor aimed to help technology providers demonstrate the value of smart building technology to asset owners and operators. It validates the technology and expertise when choosing the best solutions for an assets’ smart building certification needs.
Through the Accredited Solution partnership, Cohesion and WiredScore are leading industry adoption of smart building technology by clearly illustrating the new value it can bring to building operations. Cohesion’s Accredited Solution status verifies our systems and solutions have been benchmarked against WiredScore’s certification standards.
“We’re honored to be partnering with WiredScore on their new Accredited Solutions program which aims to highlight best-in-class smart building technology that meets their rigorous and widely acknowledged global standards,” said Thru Shivakumar, CEO +Co-Founder of Cohesion. “We already have a proven record of delivering SmartScore platinum level certification for our client’s buildings, and as an Accredited Solution, we look forward to providing our expertise to help any owner curate their building’s unique degree of smart in a streamlined and credible manner.”
This new accreditation is only given to technology solution partners that align best with WiredScore’s rigorous SmartScore certification standards, which means achieving the SmartScore certification for a building is drastically streamlined and simplified.
“We are really excited to be launching our Accredited Solutions offering to the market, to build a bridge between real estate and technology,” said Arie Barendrecht, Founder and CEO of WiredScore. “This enables landlords and the technology solutions that serve them to seamlessly connect.”
SmartScore certification is for buildings that champion cutting-edge technology in real estate, providing a global standard. It identifies best-in-class smart buildings that deliver an exceptional user experience, drive cost efficiency, meet high standards of sustainability and are future-proof. The certification provides clarity on what constitutes a smart building, guidance on how to achieve the status, and proof of the value it adds to your asset and ESG commitments. By selecting technology that won’t become obsolete, SmartScore helps to avoid expensive retrofits down the line.
Smart building technology will play a significant role in the future of real estate. According to KBV Research, Smart building technology adoption is one of the biggest drivers of innovation in CRE. The global smart building market in 2021 was $67.6 billion USD and is expected to reach a value of $121.6B by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 10.9%. However, the industry lacks clarity on how to implement technology solutions into buildings to create smart-enabled assets. Too often, smart technology providers are required to educate landlords about their solution’s purpose in a building.
“Since launching SmartScore – our smart building certification – in 2021, we’ve noticed that ‘smart’ continues to be an opaque subject for the real estate industry,” said Barendrecht. “Many continue to seek guidance on how to implement smart buildings, what solution providers to work with, and even what ‘smart’ itself means. We are confident that our Accredited Solutions offering will help to demystify how to successfully deliver a smart building.”
Cohesion is uniquely positioned to bring the most comprehensive smart building technology into buildings. It gathers and contextualizes building information into a single cloud-based platform. This produces invaluable building data and insights that are secure and only accessible to authorized personnel. The software is designed to be tech-agnostic and customizable to any third-party building system, sensors and IoT, with the unique ability to scale throughout portfolios.
“Cohesion is the only SaaS platform that builds long-term resilience through data-driven optimizations for both human and system actions,” said Shivakumar. “With 50+ integrations and over 700 different ways to connect to any unique building’s systems, Cohesion is the perfect plug-and-play solution for owners and operators who wish to be included in the prestigious group of SmartScore-certified buildings.”