Europa Capital, ConvergenCE 1st to commit to WiredScore certification in Hungary

Sustainability

WiredScore, a global certification for technology in real estate, has launched its WiredScore and SmartScore certifications in Hungary. WiredScore already rates buildings in the portfolios of international asset managers such as Blackstone, Patrizia, and Lendlease, and will be joined in Hungary by European Investment Manager Europa Capital, who has already committed the Academia office building in Budapest to be WiredScore certified.

The launch comes as part of a wider expansion push across Europe, which will see WiredScore present in 27 markets.

The organization offers two internationally recognized rating and certification systems to help owners design and promote buildings with better digital connectivity and smart technology.

Tom McClellan, Country Director, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Growth Markets, WiredScore, comments, "As companies move towards a hybrid way of working, there has never been a more important time to ensure that reliable digital connectivity is at the forefront of this transition, whether that be in the office or in the home."

“Indeed, as our buildings come under more and more scrutiny for delivering user-focused outcomes, it has become paramount that landlords and tenants work together to help achieve this. Through definition and measurement of both digital connectivity and smart building technologies, we aim to offer the industry an internationally recognized benchmark to make the world's buildings smarter and better connected,” he adds.

Alongside its product offering across Europe, WiredScore is expanding its Accredited Professionals program for WiredScore Office and also SmartScore. The program delivers high-quality training on the WiredScore and SmartScore scorecards and processes, enabling individuals to advise developers, asset managers, and property managers on how to design, build and maintain offices that meet and exceed tenants’ digital connectivity and smart technology needs.

Companies who have signed up as WiredScore and SmartScore Accredited Professionals include Arup, AECOM, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, JLL, and WSP.

Lynn Smith. managing director, head of sustainability & development of Europa Capital says, “At Europa Capital we are committed to creating resilience across our portfolios and aim to provide our customers with the best in-building experience. Wiredscore provides us with an industry certification for connectivity that is recognized globally. Our push to certify every office building in our portfolio continues as we see the benefits this brings to tenants and also investors in future-proofing our portfolios.”

Csaba Zeley, managing director of ConvergenCE, adds: “We are excited to be the first ones to acquire WiredScore’s certification in Hungary for our forthcoming office building with Europa Capital.  We have always been strongly committed to providing highly efficient and well-connected workspace experiences to meet the evolving demands of our tenants. We believe that WiredScore helps setting a standard framework for technology in the Hungarian real estate market, encouraging landlords and developers to put more focus on connectivity among people, spaces and technology."

"This is consistent with our aim to provide a more sustainable, efficient, and liveable environment in all our projects,” he notes.

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