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TIA Announces 2-part Webinar Series to Present Details on Criteria for SPIRE Smart Building Assessment and Rating Program

Part 1 to examine assessing building connectivity, cybersecurity, and safety.

TIA Announces 2-part Webinar Series to Present Details on Criteria for SPIRE™ Smart Building Assessment and Rating Program

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the trusted industry association for the connected world, today announced details for its first of two live webinars in partnership with UL and TIA’s Smart Buildings Program sponsors, Corning and MachineQ, a Comcast Company. The panel of guest speakers, including experts from TIA’s Smart Building Industry Working Group, will take attendees through three of the six assessment criteria categories of SPIRE™, the industry's first holistic smart buildings assessment and rating program.

When: October 27, 2021 at 8am PT/11am ET
Title: Assessing Smart Buildings With SPIRE: Connectivity, Cybersecurity, and Safety

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Featured Industry Experts:

  • Moderator: Sudhi Sinha, Vice President of Ecosystem and New Service Development, UL
  • Gayla Arrindell, Director of Market Development for In Building Solutions, Corning
  • Jason Christman, Vice President and Chief Product Security Officer, Johnson Controls
  • Dan Michaud, Associate Principal and Sr. Technology Consultant, Arup
  • Mia Raths, Property Manager, MRP Properties

Part 1 of the series will cover criteria categories: Connectivity, Cybersecurity, and Life & Property Safety.

Part 2 will cover criteria categories: Sustainability, Power & Energy, and Health & Wellbeing

SPIRE was launched in 2020 by UL with support from TIA’s Smart Buildings Working Group to provide building owners and managers with a comprehensive methodology for measuring and benchmarking the performance of smart buildings.

Panelists will share how the six different categories and subsequent criteria were developed, how the program measures performance and provides building owners and managers with the information they need to drive more effective technology investment strategies.

“From mitigating the risk for cyberattacks to making buildings safer for tenants and visitors in the wake of the pandemic, building owners and managers are exploring ways smart technology can change the way we live and work for the better,”
said Tom McGarry, Vice President of Standards and Technology at TIA. “Utilizing a holisitic assessment platform like SPIRE to measure the effectiveness of building technologies is crucial for owners to demonstrate their commitment to serving the needs of their tenants and make their properties stand out in a competitive market.”

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