WiredScore launches its Accredited Professional program in North America and UK
5 / 10 / 2022
WiredScore — the real estate industry’s leading certification company focused on assessing, certifying, and improving the digital connectivity and smart technology of today’s homes and offices globally — today announced expansion of its Accredited Professionals (AP) Program into North America and the UK.
Initially launched in 2017 in France and live across Europe and Asia-Pacific, there are now over 650 WiredScore (global digital connectivity rating scheme) and SmartScore (global smart building certification) Accredited Professionals from 275 companies globally this includes CBRE, Arup, Intelligent Buildings, Cushman & Wakefield, JLL, Lendlease, as well as Savills. The company aims to partner with over 1000 APs by 2023.
“We launched our Accredited Professionals program nearly five years ago to enable us to work with professionals who want to enhance their skills and make the world’s buildings smarter and better connected,” shared Arie Barendrecht, CEO and Founder of WiredScore. “COVID caused a surge in demand for safe and healthy workplaces, in turn boosting demand for tech that can enable them. We’re laser focused on empowering our APs to advise landlords on delivering world-class connectivity and smart technology”
About the AP program
WiredScore and SmartScore Accredited Professionals serve as a key extension of the WiredScore team, benefitting from a suite of centralized training certification tools and exclusive events. The program has four specialties: WiredScore AP: Office (development), WiredScore AP: Office (occupied), WiredScore AP: Home, and SmartScore AP: Office. The accreditation training is delivered online, on-demand allowing individuals to complete it at their own pace. Upon completion of the exam, which takes place online at the end of the training, the AP is qualified to deliver certification services for a period of two years before reaccreditation.
Throughout the two year period, APs receive ongoing in-market business development support to identify opportunities to deliver new value and services to their clients utilizing WiredScore and SmartScore certification. Additionally, WiredScore supports them in-market by continuing to promote WiredScore and SmartScore. APs receive continued support from WiredScore’s Building Technology Engineers to assist them in aiding their clients in achieving certification, plus continuous professional development opportunities through various exclusive online learning, webinars, and networking events.
The benefits of becoming a WiredScore Accredited Professional are endless from delivering new value and services to your clients to creating a clear differentiator, and developing your knowledge and skills. APs are trusted experts advising clients who want to design future-ready developments and upgrade existing buildings to stand the test of time. WiredScore and SmartScore APs are at the cutting edge of in-building technology design. They have exclusive access to industry-leading training and webinars as well as WiredScore’s dynamic & forward-thinking network who could propel their development forward.
What becoming an AP means for the real estate industry
Mark Cohen, Associate Director, Arup, said: “The WiredScore certification systems for offices and homes are a fantastic shorthand for our clients to understand the importance and value of digital connectivity for their buildings and tenants. It allows us to focus on delivering excellent digital engineering designs for them, that meet their needs, and future proof their assets. We are excited to be partnering with WiredScore to continue developing the WiredScore and SmartScore certification systems.”
George Roberts, Head of UK & Ireland, Cushman & Wakefield: “For people today, the in-building digital experience is increasingly important to the way they live, work and play. Cushman and Wakefield is committed to enabling our clients to deliver exceptional technology experiences to building users. Our partnership with WiredScore enables us to provide world-leading services to our clients, drawing on global best practices for in-building technology. I’m excited to see how our relationship with WiredScore through the AP program and other initiatives will continue to add value to our client offering in the years to come.”
Magnus Leask, Director, Hoare Lea, added: “Technical and smart technology requirements continue to drive the creation of innovative commercial building stock. We are focused on working with landlords and developers in the industry to drive technology, not only focusing on tenant requirements, but also considering a Net Zero Carbon future, aligning with our North Star. Working closely with WiredScore and SmartScore across a range of sectors through their Accredited Professional program is instrumental to ensuring we remain at the forefront of building design for the future.”
Tom Shircliff, Co-founder and Principal, Intelligent Buildings, added: “Having joined WiredScore’s global Accredited Professionals program, Intelligent Buildings can now directly support our clients to achieve WiredScore and SmartScore certifications and, by leveraging our extensive experience in smart building advisory and building cybersecurity risk management, can advise them on how to improve their scorecard outcomes.”
Tommy Chiu, Principal, Stantec, commented: “Tenants’ expectations of property are forever evolving as we become more reliant upon technology to work and live. Stantec is committed to WiredScore’s certifications as the global standard for digital connectivity and smart technology. As a WiredScore and SmartScore Accredited Professional, I’m excited to work with the WiredScore team to share my experience, develop innovative solutions and provide insights into world-leading intelligent building technology design.”
The full list of companies signed up to the program includes:
32M Law Professional Corporation, AECOM, A H Connections, AHA Engineering, Arup, ASK4, Atelier Ten, B&W Engineering, Bala Consulting Engineers Inc, Beanfield Metroconnect, BR+A, Brytesight, Buro Happold, Cabling Group, CBRE, Commsworld, Cordless Consultants, Cortland Consult, Cosentini, Curve IT, Cushman & Wakefield, dbHMS, Deltic Technology Consulting, Dupras Ledoux Inc., Ellis Don Construction, ESD, EXP, Ethnic Technologies, Ethos Engineering, Forsta Project Ltd, Gaston Electric, Glide, GlobalDWS, GTech Surveys Limited, Corporation, Helvar, HGA, HiTechVisions Inc., Hoare Lea, I.A.Naman + Associates, IDNS, Inifi, InfraSol, INTEGR8 Building Technologies, Intelligent Buildings, ISG, Jack Resnick & Sons, JB&B, John Buck Company, KJ Tait Engineers, Kloud9, Kromers, LEADING EDGE DESIGN GROUP, Live Innovative Solutions, LMG IQ, Long & Partners, LRC TEK, M Moser, McKinstry, ME Engineers, Midway Companies, Nemetz, Newcomb & Boyd, NODE, Norman Disney & Young, Novom Group, NV Products Ltd, One Sightsolutions Ltd, Onsite Technologies, Openreach, Optinet UK Ltd, PAE Engineering Consultants, Plan Group, RedSix Partnership Ltd, Schneider Electric, Scotch Partners LLP, Siemens, Smith and Andersen, Sodexo, Stantec, Syska Hennessy Group, Inc., TClarke, Telcoplan, The Clarient Group, Thirdway, Thoughtwire, TLang Telecom Advisors, Trustek, Turner and Townsend, Uncoded, Velstar, Verv Life, Vorboss., Westbourne Projects Ltd., Wireless Data Collections, WSP.