As pressure mounts for building owners to provide safe and healthy spaces for tenants and their employees and customers, Thor Equities Group partnered with Buildings IOT to ensure building health for its new-construction property located at 800 W. Fulton St. in Chicago.
As the master systems integrator for the project, Buildings IOT implemented its onPoint Enterprise platform to deliver an advanced building management solution for 800 Fulton that monitors, reports, analyzes and provides command-and-control functionality across the property’s disparate building systems.
“We are positioning 800 Fulton Market as a technology-first new building offering unique amenities, beyond the norm, to tenants of all types,” says Peter McEneaney, senior vice president of development and construction at Thor Equities. “We chose to work with Buildings IOT based on their understanding of data from multiple systems, including but not limited to, HVAC and lighting. The advanced analytics capabilities inherent in Buildings IOT’s solutions allow us to easily view building health holistically and make modifications as needed, increasing our tenants’ comfort and better serving their needs while also conserving energy and expanding the lifespan of our equipment assets.”
The onPoint Enterprise platform from Buildings IOT is a cloud application that addresses several use cases at once for commercial office buildings of all sizes. Within the 18-story 800 Fulton building, onPoint links 12 different building systems and integrates more than 8,000 data points from operational equipment and IoT sensors present in every part of the 500,000-sq.-ft. space. That data is then analyzed and presented through a single pane of glass to help operators identify issues and implement remediation actions where necessary to keep the building running as designed throughout its life.
“800 Fulton is a visionary project, as the building incorporates several systems that we don’t typically see integrated into a building management solution,” says Brian Turner, CEO of Buildings IOT. “It is still relatively rare for buildings to install and integrate indoor environmental and occupancy sensors beyond those that typically come in lighting systems. Our system affords Thor’s tenants and their employees and customers a safer, healthier, and more comfortable in-building experience.”
With building sensors strategically installed throughout the building and API integrations via onPoint’s data translation engine IOT Jetstream, owners and operators can monitor the health of their building and use that information to make strategic decisions backed by current and historical data from a variety of systems. Innovative smart building design features present at 800 Fulton include: smart restroom technology for touchless fixtures and up-to-the-minute reporting on the status of supplies; indoor environmental quality monitoring for common area and amenity spaces; occupancy sensing for high traffic areas; and mechanical equipment calibrated to prioritize fresh air throughout the building. 800 Fulton is LEED Platinum Certified and WELL Certified, two designations that mark the development as one of the leaders in advancing the efficiency and health of the built environment.
In addition to helping provide healthier indoor environments, smart building systems from Buildings IOT help reduce operating costs, increase the lifespan of building assets, and decrease energy waste and carbon emissions from buildings.