The advent of certifications brings new opportunity and new questions for operators.
COVID has underscored the value of connected buildings. Lightning-quick Internet, top-notch cell phone reception and digitally enabled tools are essential in an age when much work and school is undertaken from home. With so much riding on smart technology, many building managers have sought ways to certify and promote superior connectivity.
Although smart thermostats have become selling points for some multifamily building residents, and residents generally appreciate having sophisticated technology in general, most are unaware of smart building certifications, experts say. Savvier renters may recognize LEED placards when entering a building, but because smart building certifications are so new, most residents typically don’t recognize them, reported Joe Alquist, a vice president at Bright Power, a New York City-based energy efficiency consultant.
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