Wired Certification, the international standard developed by New York-based WiredScore that distinguishes best-in-class Internet connectivity, can provide valuable bragging rights for commercial property developers.
That’s the view of an executive with Riverside Investment & Development Co., the developer of the 54-story 150 N. Riverside property in Chicago. Landlords can use the certification after a technology upgrade to compare their property with others.
WiredScore developed the standards with industry leaders from companies such as Google and Cisco. It has certified nearly 200 million sf in more than 400 buildings.
Owners can fill out a free, confidential survey on their building’s capabilities. WiredScore audits the survey and conducts a walk-through of the property to inspect equipment and evaluate technical services. Owners receive an audit report that they can comment on and potentially receive a higher certification, especially if they are planning upgrades.