Improved building system technology is making today’s smart buildings safer, more energy efficient, and more attractive to tenants. But ESD, now Stantec Studio Leader and Senior Security Consultant Coleman Wolf says building automated system (BAS) improvements could come with new vulnerabilities. (Read more about intelligent building security.)
Healthy, environmentally friendly office space is in demand now more than ever.
In a new article published in REjournals, Tim Zelazny explores “How to Keep Your Building Class A.” As building owners tirelessly juggle tenant needs, building operations and maintenance, and budgets, the recent pandemic has tenants asking how safe is their office space and how can they reduce their carbon footprint to meet corporate sustainability goals. Zelazny says the pivot to healthier and more eco-friendly workspaces is possible for both new construction and existing buildings seeking WELL and LEED certifications. His article cites examples from projects at 155 North Wacker and 151 North Franklin in Chicago. Zelazny concludes healthy and low-carbon buildings are here to stay, especially those with tenants who are looking to attract top talent and meet corporate carbon reduction targets.
Want to learn more about how to keep your building competitive? Reach out to Tim.