On February 23, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) will host an online seminar that addresses several aspects of its SPIRE program, including instruction about how any property can begin the process of adding intelligent building capabilities. The seminar, titled “Assessing Smart Buildings with SPIRE, Part 2—Criteria for Sustainability, Power & Energy, Health & Well-being,” will be broadcast at 11:00am EST on February 23. The seminar is a follow-up to an earlier one the association hosted, also addressing property assessment for smart capabilities.
Sustainability, power-and-energy, and health-and-well-being are three of six criteria in TIA’s SPIRE intelligent building assessment program. TIA’s previous seminar addressed SPIRE’s three other criteria: connectivity, cybersecurity, and life-and-property-safety.Cabling Installation & Maintenance’s chief editor Patrick McLaughlin will moderate the February 23 webinar. McLaughlin also serves as chief editor of our sister publication, Smart Buildings Technology. The webinar’s panelists will discuss how building owners and managers are measuring and improving operational performance, and how a comprehensive smart building assessment program like SPIRE can help guide investment strategies that align building operations with business outcomes.
Panelists are Brian Brustad of AECOM, Gayla Arrindell of Corning, Michael Moran of Microshare, and Annick Villeneuve of Schneider Electric.
“With competing priorities like protecting occupants in a pandemic and improving a building’s carbon footprint, ownership teams can now leverage a single holistic assessment to gain a deeper understanding of a building’s functional performance and identify new opportunities to lower risk and enhance asset value through calculated technology investments,” the TIA said in a promotion of the seminar.