Helvar is proud to announce that we are a WiredScore Accredited Professional partner for SmartScore, among the first in the Nordics! Helvar’s SmartScore accreditation is a powerful indicator to our clients of Helvar’s expertise and leadership in the fields of digital connectivity, intelligent lighting solutions and smart technology. 
WiredScore provides internationally recognised certification, assessing, evaluating, and certifying the digital connectivity of buildings. Helvar’s accreditation was announced during The WiredScore Future Forum on Tuesday 23rd November. This virtual event was a unique opportunity to gain industry-leading insights from innovation trailblazers and technology experts from across Europe. Featuring some of the most forward-thinking industry leaders, this WiredScore-hosted event looked at how real estate is changing across Europe and how in-building technology is instrumental in responding to that change. 
 
“This is an exciting opportunity to be recognized as one of the most forward-looking leaders across Europe”, says Adel Hattab, CEO of Helvar. “We can help our clients to understand, improve, benchmark and promote smart technology in their buildings and development projects.”
“By optimising design during the planning and construction of the development, one can avoid future renovation costs. Many buildings were designed and built-in pre-internet times. An astonishing 75% of all non-residential building stock in the EU was built before 1999, which creates urgency to renovate these buildings and now turn them into smart buildings.” 
SmartScore is the global certification for smart buildings, helping landlords understand, improve, and communicate the user functionality and technological foundations of their buildings. SmartScore champions cutting edge technology in real estate. Providing a global standard, SmartScore identifies best in class smart buildings that deliver an exceptional user experience, drive cost efficiencies, meet high standards of sustainability and are fully future-proof. The certification is created in collaboration with the owners and users of the world’s most advanced properties and provides clarity on what constitutes a smart building and guidance on how to achieve the status.
 
The year
2021 marks Helvar’s 100th anniversary. In recent years, Helvar has taken firm steps to introduce futureproof technologies to support its mission of Brighter Spaces. “Our mission reflects spaces that are sustainable, exceptionally well lit and intelligent, and thus support people’s wellbeing, creativity and productivity”, says Hattab. These innovations and developments have been welcomed and acknowledged in the industry through several prestigious awards, including Frost & Sullivan’s 2020 Europe Company of the Year Award, the Controls Product of the Year at the 2020 Lux Awards, and an award and commendation at the 2020 DALI lighting awards. 

 

About HELVAR 

Helvar is an international lighting technologies company specialising in intelligent and energy-saving lighting solutions. Intelligent lighting is essential to the wellbeing of employees, customers, visitors, and patients, and it helps to achieve sustainability targets. Helvar lighting control solutions and luminaire components help to create smart environments built for the future, using information, and working seamlessly with other systems. With projects spanning from hospitals, schools and workplaces to cruise ships and airports, Helvar designs and supplies open and flexible solutions for lighting across a range of applications.  

With 100 years of expertise, Helvar serves its customers locally through offices in Finland, the UK and Sweden, and via our global network of partners in over 50 countries.  

To learn more, please visit www.helvar.com 

For further information and interview opportunities, please contact: Tarja Jokiniemi, Marketing Manager, Helvar – marketing@helvar.com 

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About WiredScore 

WiredScore is the organization behind the WiredScore and SmartScore certifications: the internationally recognized digital connectivity and smart building rating systems for real estate, helping landlords design and promote buildings with powerful digital connectivity and smart capabilities.  

A champion of cutting-edge technology in real estate, WiredScore assesses, certifies and improves digital connectivity and smart technology in homes and offices on a global scale, ensuring that buildings provide the best-in-class infrastructure that businesses and individuals require to thrive.  

WiredScore launched in 2013 in partnership with Mayor Bloomberg and the City of New York, and in October of 2017 received support from investors Bessemer Venture Partners and Fifth Wall. To date, over 700 million square feet of commercial and residential space have been certified by WiredScore, impacting 7 million people across 12 countries since its launch in New York in 2013.  

For more information on WiredScore, SmartScore or to find WiredScore certified buildings visit: wiredscore.com