The 224,000 square foot Center for Intelligent BuildingsTM serves as the world headquarters for Carrier, and a workspace for hundreds of its employees. It’s a living showcase of what is possible when advanced building technologies are intelligently implemented to increase efficiency, protect property and enhance the occupant experience. Center for Intelligent Buildings is the first commercial building in Florida to earn a LEED® Platinum v4 certification, the highest designation from the U.S. Green Building Council®.
Visitors enter through the atrium lined with dynamic glass windows controlled by an intelligent building automation system that adjust their tint to provide shading and keep the lobby cool and comfortable while also reducing energy costs. We have even developed a mobile app for building occupants that brings together building systems in one place with the ability to control temperature, lighting, schedule a meeting or wayfinding in the building – all from a smartphone. Designed to be one of the most sustainable and efficient buildings in the world, some of the environmental savings achieved include: 60% reduction in energy, 36% reduction in inside water, 100% reduction in outside water and 60% reduction in CO2.
Occupant experience is a key differentiator, and even the air in the building adds to the experience. Research by Harvard University suggests that indoor environments can have a profound impact on decision-making performance. Study participants who work in well-ventilated offices with low levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide had significantly higher cognitive function scores – particularly in crucial areas such as responding to a crisis or developing strategy. Our building was designed to provide this optimal indoor environment. You can read more about the Harvard study on thecogfxstudy.com.
In addition to the health benefits of working in a location with the above features, Center for Intelligent Buildings was recognized in 2019 by the American Heart Association for its Workplace Health Achievement Index, which scores organizations on 55 individual best practices, organized into seven categories of organizational best practices (leadership, engagement, programs, policies and environment, partnerships, communications, and reporting outcomes) and the objective, unbiased science-based assessment of overall workplace heart health using aggregate data.