NEWS ALERT: CBRE Unveils Smart Building Client Experience Center
CBRE Group, Inc. recently announced the opening of a Smart Building Client Experience Center (CEC) to spotlight leading building technology solutions. Located outside Milwaukee in the Gateway West Commerce Center, CBRE’s Smart Building Client Experience Center is a 34,000-square-foot, Class-A office building that has been designed, built and managed as a showcase headquarters of CBRE|ESI, the company’s smart building solutions business.
CBRE's CEC is one of just six buildings in the world that have earned a Triple LEED Platinum rating. It has also achieved an Energy Star rating of 99, an impressive achievement for this facility type and location. The center evaluates new technologies on behalf of corporate clients, equipment, and technology partners around the globe.
Capabilities include the ability to track an occupant from arrival on site to departure, with real-time capability to adjust air quality, temperature, light, audio, and visual capabilities based on movement throughout the environment. CBRE|ESI uses an advanced integration and analytics platform to securely gather and analyze data from sensors, various building systems, meters, and other devices. Best practices for network security and internet-of-things (IoT) design are showcased throughout the facility.
CBRE|ESI's CEC also demonstrates the tangible results of cost reduction and environmental stewardship clients can achieve. The center itself performed 41% more efficiently than design models had projected. It also eliminated 223 tons of CO2 (equivalent of consuming 25,000 gallons of gasoline) in the building’s first year of occupancy.
"The smart building process, expertise, and technology within CBRE|ESI create tremendous value for both individual facilities and global portfolios,"said Bill Concannon, CEO of CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions. "We provide transparent assurance to our clients that their facilities are operating efficiently and optimally through the right combination of people, process and technology, while simultaneously enhancing the workplace experience for their clients and occupants."
By opening the CBRE|ESI headquarters space to clients as an experience center, CBRE seeks to show building owners and occupiers how the blend of intelligent design, advanced technology, proactive operations planning, and strategic maintenance protocols can be applied to achieve optimal facilities performance.
CBRE|ESI, whose mission is “smarter buildings, smarter workplaces,” was founded in 1986 and was acquired by CBRE in 2015. It employs 70 engineers, designers, developers, and data scientists who provide solutions for building automation, systems integration, security, life safety, energy services, and building operations. Originally operated as a stand-alone service line within CBRE, the market demand and client interest of Smart Buildings has prompted the company to integrate CBRE|ESI services into the firm’s Global Workplace Solutions enterprise facilities management offering.
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RE Tech Innovation Tours | NEW Projects Added!
Two new projects have been added to the RE Tech Innovation Tours on June 13 & 16. Attendees can now choose to visit ScaleMatrix, an Advanced Data Center and Genomics Accelerator or Solterra, the latest concept for EcoLuxury, Net-Zero Apartment Communities.
Join us and visit one or two of the following TEN extraordinary locations around San Diego that demonstrate the latest technologies and innovations impacting the commercial, corporate and institutional real estate industry.
- CALIT2 | Qualcomm Institute | UCSD
- Carlsbad Desalination Plant
- Qualcomm | Smart Campus
- Sempra Energy HQ
- UCSD | Advanced Energy Park
- SD East Village | 21st Century Neighborhood
- J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI)
- San Diego Smart Airport
- Scale Matrix
UPCOMING REALCOMM WEBINARS
CRE Tech Innovation Showcase - Uncovering the Next Generation of New Ideas - 7/12/2018
Never before in the history of the Commercial Real Estate market has technology been so prevalent. Since 2009, hundreds—if not thousands—of companies selling tech to the Commercial Real Estate Industry have emerged. Estimates now suggest there are more than 2,000 new CRE Tech companies in the space. The sheer number of new companies makes it almost impossible to keep up and organizations are struggling to establish an effective process to discover, organize, vet, test and implement new technologies. This webinar will evaluate the categories of technologies, best practice criteria, and clarify different solutions that are making their way to the top of the list.
Tom Shircliff is a co-founder and principal of Intelligent Buildings, a nationally recognized smart real estate professional services company that was started in 2004. Intelligent Buildings provides planning and implementation of next generation strategy for new buildings, existing portfolios and urban communities. Tom is a speaker and collaborator with numerous universities and national laboratories, a gubernatorial appointee for energy strategy and policy and founding Chairman of Envision Charlotte, a Clinton Global Initiative.
Chip Pierpont manages and provides expert guidance on the development and execution of requirements/solutions for building operations and technologies for General Services Administration (GSA), a Public Buildings Service (PBS) government agency tasked with managing government buildings and real estate, providing product and service procurement support, and developing policies and regulations. The landlord for the civilian federal government, PBS owns or leases 8,700 assets, maintains an inventory of more than 370 million square feet of workspace for 1.1 million federal employees, and preserves more than 481 historic properties.