WiredScore has brought together leading landlords, developers and tenants from across the globe to form the WiredScore Smart Council, the first dedicated smart building council in the world.

The WiredScore Smart Council has been created to provide clarity, leadership and guidance on what constitutes a smart building, and is comprised of global forward-thinking companies including Allianz Real Estate, Allied Properties REIT, Art-Invest Real Estate, AXA Investment Managers, British Land, Commerz Real, Deliveroo, Derwent London, EDGE, Fifth Wall, Gecina, Great Portland Estates, Hines, KingSett Capital, KPMG, Legal & General, Nuveen Real Estate, Patrizia AG, PGIM Real Estate, Rudin Management Company, U+I.

This marks the first time landlords, tenants and real estate leaders of such calibre have come together to combine their knowledge and expertise to provide a dedicated approach to the impact of smart buildings within real estate.

The WiredScore Smart Council will work with WiredScore to establish clear criteria and standards that properties must meet to be certified smart, helping landlords navigate the complex new world of smart buildings, in advance of launching a new smart certification.

By partnering with forward-thinking global landlords and developers, WiredScore will develop a certification, by exploring factors related to building operational efficiency, optimisation and obsolescence, and ultimately a building’s ability to deliver an inspirational user experience.

William Newton, president and MD at WiredScore said: “Buildings are changing, and becoming spaces that can shape how we interact with our work and collaborate with each other. The speed with which technology is evolving means that buildings have to become smarter, working to better serve both landlords and day-to-day users.

“The smart building discourse, until now, has been dominated by technologists. We believe that the landlords and occupiers, as the ones building and using the spaces, are best placed to define what it takes to be a smart building.

“This is why we’ve formed the WiredScore Smart Council, a collective of innovative landlords and businesses who are in a unique position to provide guidance and expertise on what they think constitutes a smart building. We know the future is smart, and we’re excited to be working with such future facing organisations to form the global definition of smart and support us in the development of our new certification.”