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CABA announces BiQ award recipients

 The Continental Automated Buildings Association this week announced the recipients of its inaugural Building Intelligence Quotient (BiQ) Awards. The annual awards recognize property owners and operators whose buildings achieve the highest...


January 25, 2012  


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 The Continental Automated Buildings Association this week announced the recipients of its inaugural Building Intelligence Quotient (BiQ) Awards. The annual awards recognize property owners and operators whose buildings achieve the highest rank using CABA’s building technology assessment tool. 2012 Gold recipients include:

* Comcast Center, the tallest building in Philadelphia and the 15th tallest building in the United States.

* MaRS Centre, a medical innovation and technology research center located in Toronto, Canada.

* Ottawa Paramedic Service Headquarters, a facility from which all paramedic operations and training are consolidated.

Recipients were honored at an awards ceremony during a meeting of CABA’s Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council at AHR 2012 in Chicago.

The Council, in conjunction with the Building Intelligence Quotient (BiQ) Consortium, guides development of the BIQ tool.

CABA’s BiQ ranking tool has three functions. It serves as a means to evaluate and measure the “value” of intelligent building performance; a design guide for integration of building intelligence in new building projects; and a building automation retrofit action plan tool.

The tool allows property owners and managers to rate a building’s intelligence and provides design guidance to ensure that all relevant issues are considered when making a choice of subsystems and their level of integration. Owners and developers with multiple properties can also use the BiQ tool to assess and compare the building intelligence systems in their portfolio, CABA said in a release..