Insights

Oct 05

What is SmartScore?

The SmartScore certification identifies smart buildings that are the best in class and offer an exemplary user experience as well as driving cost efficiency and meeting high sustainability standards. 

It is a subsidiary of the renowned WiredScore certification which assesses digital connectivity and smart technology within the built environment.

SmartScore was born out of collaboration with the owners and users of some of the most advanced properties in the world. It defines the features that make a building ‘smart’ and offers direction on how a building can achieve the status whilst proving the value it can add to an asset.

The future of the built environment will see technology integrated into buildings and certain technologies such as digital twins will increase the chances of achieving the SmartScore accreditation. A truly smart building integrates with technology to exceed the evolving expectations of occupiers.

SmartScore measures how smart a building is against the following criteria.

  1. Building functionality – this considers how a building delivers outstanding outcomes looking at how it addresses the issues users experience day to day. It takes into consideration things like security, sustainability, wellbeing, operations, services and productivity.
  2. Technological foundation – this assesses to what extent the technology, processes and procedures are robust and future-proofed across six categories: cybersecurity, governance, building systems, data sharing, landlord integration network and tenant digital connectivity.
BIM.Technologies and SmartScore

BIM.Technologies worked alongside Great Portland Estates (GPE) on their refurbishment of the Hickman in London – a well-connected Grade A office building that was the first building globally to achieve the prestigious SmartScore ‘Platinum’ rating.

The Hickman demonstrates cutting-edge innovation coupled with market-leading technology. Sustainability, wellbeing and technology are core principles upon which the Hickman was designed. BIM.Technologies were involved from early on in the development phase to produce asset information requirements as well as the asset naming conventions and developing handover strategies.

BIM.Technologies also facilitated the integration of Twinview’s digital twin platform which ensures the building can reduce its carbon footprint and bring it closer to Net Zero.