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Shared Access Joins Smart Building Collective

21st June 2023

We’re pleased to announce that we have joined the Smart Building Collective to help drive best in class seamless mobile connectivity, enabling people to stay connected in some of the world’s smartest buildings.

“Joining forces with the Smart Building Collective underlines our commitment to transforming the way mobile connectivity is delivered within buildings and its impact on smart buildings. Together we are helping to shape the future of infrastructure, empowering organisations, businesses and individuals with seamless connectivity – and unlocking new possibilities for all.” – Sam Jackman, Chief Development Officer of Shared Access

As part of the collective our focus will be on three distinct areas:

  • informing the SBC Framework with the latest connectivity guidance and knowledge to expand the theme and utility of certification
  • working together to educate the market on the needs around connectivity and guidance on how to achieve it
  • sharing case studies through building and solution certifications outlining clear best practices and learnings for the market

“Mobile connectivity has evolved into an indispensable necessity for businesses, organisations, and individuals alike. It has become the lifeblood that fuels the functioning of every modern entity, be it an organisation, a business, or even a smart building. Shared Access is at the forefront of revolutionising infrastructure, enabling seamless mobile connectivity within buildings. We are ecstatic to have them join us on this journey to enhance the built environment.” – Nicholas White, Managing Partner of Smart Building Collective

The Smart Building Collective was founded as an initiative to establish an honest and independent platform that appraises buildings all around the globe on the basis of how smart they are. Research suggests that the benefits of smart buildings include sustainability, better working environments, happier workforces that in turn drives innovation and productivity and world class digital connectivity as well as increased rental and asset value for investors.

Shared Access has already supported the Smart Building Collective at a number of key European events this year and looks forward to continuing to develop the market’s knowledge and understanding of smart building technology.

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