smart buldings

We are digital strategy consultants, technology experts, and master systems integrators empowering owners and developers to create high-performance buildings and extraordinary occupant experiences.

Digital Strategy

Creating a smart building is unchartered territory for owners, architects, property developers, and facility and operations teams. LEDG will help you establish a vision for the digital experience you want to deliver to occupants, operators, visitors, and community and the digital assets and technology infrastructure required to execute on that vision.  We empower you to unleash the value of data in the built environment to optimize building performance and occupant experience.

Define occupant experiences
Identify digital assets
Infrastructure master planning
Data visualization and analytics

Design & Engineering

Specific skills and expertise are needed to create smart buildings whether starting on a new build or repurposing exisiting facilities. We believe effective smart building work requires rich knowledge of building technologies and design expertise in the backbone and horizontal infrastructure that supports those technologies. LEDG works directly with end-users and facilities, network, and information technology teams and collaborates with partners to help bring a full-suite of talent and skills to every project.

Systems Integration Architecture
‍Low Voltage Systems*
Electronic Safety & Security
Cyber Security
Building Systems Integration Design (Div 25)
Testing & Commissioning Planning

*Structured cabling, WiFi, Distributed Antenna System (DAS),
Audio Visual, Digital Signage, Wayfinding

Systems Integration

LEDG is a vendor neutral Master Systems Integrator (MSI).  We do not represent any products, nor do we have any contractual relationships with manufacturers.  We are subject matter experts in technology, infrastructure, and smart buildings.  As an MSI we provide unbiased guidance and support to our clients that is solely focused on understanding and delivering on their desired smart building outcomes.

Integration requirements documentation
Interoperatability mapping
Systems architecture diagrams
Cybersecurity and risk management
Drawing and specification peer reviews
Systems deployment and integration

Project Management

Preparing buildings for technology-enabled, integrated devices takes planning, careful selection of systems and tools, and integration mapping. Deploying these systems takes a unique set of skills that include project leadership, facility management expertise, and in-depth technical knowledge to successfully install and commission systems and prepare data to be used for reporting and analytics.

Project Management
Technology Systems Integration
Network Infrastructure Implementation
Vendor Procurement
Vendor Descope and Bid Leveling

Data Intelligence

We provide data intelligence services to help unleash the power of data within the built environment and enable secure, data-driven building operations. Whether managing one building, a campus, or multiple properties around the globe, LEDG helps owners develop data intelligence capabilities through services that accelerate an organization's journey to autonomous smart building functionality.

Data collection and mapping
Systems integration to unify disparate data processes
Reporting and predictive analytics
Data visualization and dissemination
Machine learning

project examples
Digital Strategy for New Construction

A new building is being built in a highly desirable, competitive location in a growing urban area. Tenants are to be determined, and the owners aim for high-value office space, flexible retail options, and potential innovation centers for science and technology.  The owner understood that creating a connected experience for occupants was crucial and needed a robust integrated network and technology infrastructure to support that experience.  LEDG helped transform that vision into a digital strategy for the property, identifying how technology will enhance the experience on the property and how systems need to be designed, integrated, and deployed in order to do so.

Technology & Low Voltage Systems Design

A leading health organization created a new 60,000 square foot outpatient radiology facility and required a modern technology infrastructure including structured cabling, audiovisual, voice, data, and wireless communications. They also needed separate technology networks to accommodate large imaging files, exam rooms, workstations, wireless device access, and the design needed to ensure industry standards and prepare the facility for future building performance and occupant experience initiatives. Security and access control through IP-based and Power-over-Ethernet technology was imperative.

Smart Laboratories

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a typical laboratory is 3-4 times more energy-intensive than an average commercial building and can account for up to 70% of a campus's energy footprint. The rise in network-connected monitoring and instrumentation in today’s Smart Laboratories combined with the institutional risk of losing valuable research has made building systems integration a critical component of Smart Laboratory design.  LEDG works with owners during the planning and design phase to identify how to integrate building systems such that monitoring and oversight can be centralized, proactive, and data -driven.

Making a Case for Digital Intelligence

An academic institution with a large, flagship building that all students use needed to utilize metered building systems data to optimize efficiencies, improve costs, and plan for ongoing investments in the facility.  The institution lacked the resources to evaluate data from energy management (EMS), building management (BMS), and other building systems; they recognized the value that data analytics and machine learning could provide and chose to pilot these technologies on campus in their flagship building.  The data analytics and intelligence system aggregate internal data sources like energy consumption and third party weather data to build a predictive model for energy utilization in the building.  The real-time data model and analytics engine the campus engineering team understand energy consumption patterns in the facility and to identify what systems are driving energy use deviations throughout the year.

One Smart Building Technology Paves the Way for Others

The rapid advancement of smart building technologies enables organizations to implement technologies that provide a foundation for other initiatives. LEDG works with leaders to identify solutions, such as networked sensors to provide facility patterns and occupancy tracking. These networked systems provide a platform to easily install and adopt other smart building technologies.  Depending on your industry, one smart building technology can help you lower operating costs, improve patient, student, and visitor experiences, or locate assets as an example. LEDG can help you map all the potential opportunities and create a budget and technology requirements to deliver the results and outcomes you need.

Smart Lighting and Lighting Controls Design

LEDG began our smart buildings consulting and implementation work in the industry's LED lighting and controls segment focused on energy-efficiency design. We have worked with organizations in manufacturing, higher education, healthcare, life sciences, utilities, high tech, distribution and warehousing, retail, and the public sector to design installations and chose the best lighting and controls solutions for their facilities that lower costs, improve lighting output, and prepare many for upcoming smart building initiatives.

Master Systems Integration Consultant (MSI)

An organization managing a prominent commercial facility had strong ambitions to leverage a smart building's power and simplify building systems across a shared network backbone. LEDG served as the owner’s Master Systems Integration Consultant, working across design disciplines to ensure building technologies were designed, specified, and implemented to ensure access to building systems data, communication flow between systems, coordinated naming schemas, and centralized monitoring points for the operations staff.  LEDG’s work integrated technologies like building management systems, lighting controls, energy management, parking, electrical vehicle charging, vertical transportation, and waste management across a shared network backbone and to a centralized interface for monitoring and control.

Connected Campus Experience

Significant changes in demographics, technology, and economics transform occupant experiences and reshape campus-based real estate strategy. Spaces are now, more than ever, focused on user success as well as the utilization of physical assets. Industries such as higher education, healthcare, high tech, and life sciences, which typically have campus environments, need a lifecycle and continuous improvement approach for sustainable and scalable smart building design and implementation. LEDG helps create a connected campus through digital and physical infrastructure assessment and planning.

Technology Systems Commissioning

The commissioning of today’s integrated building systems requires expertise beyond mechanical and electrical skills. Smart building and technology commissioning processes are necessary to create engaging, connected experiences for occupants in today’s modern facilities.  LEDG works alongside owners to integrate smart building and technology systems into the testing and commissioning planning process, developing integrated systems testing plans that validate system performance, effective data transmission, and responsive digital experiences.  

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