October 24, 2022

CIBC SQUARE’s 81 Bay Street Building Achieves SmartScore Certification

The next gen Toronto office tower is one of the first three Canadian buildings to achieve this accreditation

TORONTO, October 24, 2022 – Today, CIBC SQUARE, Toronto’s innovative office complex by Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines, announced that it has earned the SmartScore Platinum rating for its 81 Bay Street office tower.

SmartScore is the globally recognized smart building certification developed by WiredScore to champion cutting-edge technology in real estate. The accreditation sets a global standard for the world’s smartest buildings that deliver outstanding outcomes for all users through digital technology to exceed their evolving expectations.

The certification recognizes CIBC SQUARE as one of the smartest and most engaging environments to work in the world, delivering an exceptional user experience, driving cost efficiency, and meeting high standards of sustainability. The building demonstrates groundbreaking innovation with the use of market-leading technology, processes, and automation to deliver world-class outcomes to all users– creating a future-proof space.

Noteworthy features of CIBC SQUARE that led to this designation include seamless digital access and hosting capabilities, access to digital maps of the building’s amenity spaces via the in-building app and extensive cybersecurity policies. These are only a few of the unique functions that contribute to a state-of-the-art experience.

“CIBC SQUARE is proud to be one of the first Canadian properties recognized with the SmartScore designation, alongside the twenty-five properties globally, which further underscores our commitment to creating a forward-thinking and intentional smart building,” said David Hoffman, General Manager at CIBC SQUARE. “With pillars like wellness, safety, community, connectivity, and sustainability becoming increasingly important for office tenants, our goal is to continue delivering a space that meets those criteria in the highest form. The SmartScore certification signifies CIBC SQUARE’s commitment to its people-first approach.”     

This achievement follows the development’s announcement earlier this year that the 81 Bay Street office tower also earned a WELL Health-Safety Rating, which further recognizes its operational policies and protocols, community-centric design, and overall innovation.

Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines developments aim to consistently achieve the highest standard across their portfolios. As part of both Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines’ ESG and innovation approaches, the firms continue their commitment to innovative smart building strategies that prioritize the tenant experience and solutions to environmental, social, and governance issues. 81 Bay Street is one of two buildings targeting the SmartScore certification in the Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines joint portfolio along with Texas Tower, a new state-of-the-art office building in Houston, TX.

To learn more about the SmartScore certification, visit https://wiredscore.com/certify-a-building/smartscore/.

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