Thor Equities Group partnered with Buildings IOT for the provision of smart building solutions for its new-construction property located at 800 West Fulton Street in Chicago, Illinois.
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.
Peter McEneaney, SVP of Development and Construction at Thor Equities, said: “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 eighteen-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 square foot 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.
“800 Fulton is a visionary project, as the building incorporates several systems that we don’t typically see integrated into a building management solution,” explained 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.”
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, as well as mechanical equipment calibrated to prioritize fresh air throughout the building.
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, the firm said.