The Launch of SPIRE 2.0: Improving Smart Building Performance

Jan. 25, 2024
SPIRE 2.0 is an update to the original SPIRE that addresses and improves key segments of the program.

Just a few months ago, UL solutions and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) launched the SPIRE 2.0 Smart Building Program to improve assessment abilities in cybersecurity, connectivity, and sustainability. SPIRE is the first of its kind to provide a comprehensive and objective assessment and rating program for smart buildings. 

The SPIRE program began in 2020 consisting of “an expertly curated, objective and holistic framework across six major criteria: power and energy, health and well-being, life and property safety, connectivity, cybersecurity and sustainability”. The recent update to the program addresses connectivity technologies, increasing cyber threat surfaces, and growing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) requirements.

Sudhi Sinha, Vice President of the Ecosystems and Service Development Group at UL Solutions, commented on the update saying, “The enhancements in SPIRE 2.0 will help improve smart building cybersecurity, technology and sustainability while also helping to enhance employee productivity and building asset value.”

“In the past, smart building programs have provided a fragmented approach when it comes to assessing value and performance, but with SPIRE and now SPIRE 2.0, building managers have the opportunity to leverage a comprehensive tool that offers holistic insights throughout the entire life cycle of the building, effectively aligning with their business objectives,” stated Dave Stehlin, CEO, TIA.

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