Trimble has announced the acquisition of London/New York-based Sefaira Ltd., a leading developer of cloud-based software for the design of high-performance buildings. Trimble said the acquisition expands its design-build-operate (DBO) portfolio.
Acquisition to complement and augment JLL’s growing focus on high-performance buildings
June 19, 2015
JLL has signed a letter of intent to acquire CoR Advisors, a smart building consulting and solutions business. Founded in 2009 by Darlene Pope, CoR Advisors specializes in helping transform buildings into energy efficient, high-performance facilities. The acquisition is expected to close this month.
With today’s technology, it’s possible for a high-performance building to integrate and optimize all its major functions while also ensuring energy efficiency and comfort. Yet, while opportunities abound for HVAC contractors in this niche, many say there are still barriers restricting the growth of high-performance buildings.
The goal of a high-performance building is to optimize its performance and energy use at all times, in all conditions. And, trends in smart controls and system integration are making this goal more achievable than ever before.
It takes a bit of ingenuity and a healthy dose of elbow grease to transform a 30,000-square-foot abandoned Sears auto center into a 91-point LEED Platinum certified office space, but that is exactly what Bremerton, Wash.-based Rice Fergus Miller (RFM) Architecture did.
Commissioning for all buildings designed and built under a green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) would become mandatory under a new proposal open for public input.