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WiredScore updates Office certification to v3.1

July 7, 2023
The new scorecard reflects advances in building technology and the increasing prioritization of clean energy and design resilience.

Since launching in New York in 2013, WiredScore has certified more than 800 million square feet of commercial real estate worldwide that meet its criteria for digital connectivity. Today the building technology company announced in a blog post an update of its WiredScore Office certification scorecard to version 3.1. The v3 scorecard will be available until Oct. 31; in-progress projects currently undergoing certification will remain unchanged.

“The update covers the latest advances to in-building technology, making sure that certified assets remain resilient and relevant for modern workplace needs,” according to the blog post. The company sought feedback and input from a panel of industry experts, including landlords and Accredited Professionals, who conduct assessments and trainings for WiredScore and its partner program SmartScore.

The changes in v3.1 include promoting the use of cleaner energy sources for backup power and rewarding office building designs and policies that prioritize resiliency. WiredScore calls resilience the “fourth pillar of ESG” (environmental, social, and governance) policies, which many companies have embraced to demonstrate more consideration for equity and the greater good.

WiredScore also recognizes the staying power of hybrid work practices, updating its v3.1 scorecard to include Wi-Fi and mobile criteria that ensure workplaces promote productivity and collaboration and provide connectivity throughout different seating arrangements, including shared desk areas and meeting rooms. It will also consider how owners can not only provide robust technology infrastructure upfront, but also track building performance to deliver positive occupant experiences.

Finally, WiredScore is streamlining its administrative processes, improving its certification assessment tools and helping owners transition from scorecards for offices in development to offices that are occupied.

WiredScore’s certification for offices reviews criteria in several categories, including connectivity, building infrastructure, resiliency, and innovation. It awards up to 105 points for projects in development or are occupied.

WiredScore also expects to update its other certification programs this year. SmartScore certification will move to v2 in August, and WiredScore Home certification will upgrade to v3.1 in October.

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About the Author

Wanda Lau | Editorial Director

Wanda Lau is the editorial director of Smart Buildings Technology, LEDs Magazine, and Architectural SSL. She is an award-winning editor, writer, and podcaster whose work appears in several publications, including Architectural Lighting and Architect, where she was most recently the executive editor. In 2021, she was named one of Folio: and AdMonsters' Top Women in Media, in the DEI Champions category. Along with working a decade in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, she holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Michigan State University, an S.M. in building technology from MIT, and an M.A. in journalism from Syracuse University.

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