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Smart Buildings Technology Touts 17xM’s Connectivity Credentials

KPF’s Washington, D.C., office building is the first project in North America to receive SmartScore certification, an acknowledgement of its advanced smart building systems.

Located in downtown Washington, 17xM is a new kind of office tower that demonstrates the possibility of smarter buildings. Slated for completion in early 2024, the 334,000-square-foot building is targeting LEED Gold and Fitwel certifications. Its unique shape allows for more perimeter offices on each floor and for daylight to find its way into the center of each floorplate. 17xM’s striking articulated façade is clad in insulated glass with bronze accents, but many of the building’s most forward-looking features that will make all the difference to future occupants are inside.

A network of smart systems manages virtually every aspect of 17xM’s operations, helping the building achieve extraordinary efficiency. Occupancy-based HVAC and lighting controls minimize energy waste, while fault detection and diagnostic software help streamline maintenance, and an automated building management system (BMS) from Siemens helps ensure tenants are safe and comfortable. Called Desigo CC, this system integrates data from HVAC and lighting systems, IoT sensors, dynamic 3Dbuilding maps, energy meters, and life safety alarms, and security systems providing building engineers with a single source of information.

Its advanced building technology earned 17xM SmartScore certification at the gold level, making it the first North American building to achieve that distinction. Connectivity and future-proof information technology systems also earned the building WiredScore certification at the Platinum level. Read the full article from Smart Buildings Technology here.