Rogers Communications and RYCOM Corporation will implement the Cisco Smart Building platform across Oxford Properties’ entire Canadian commercial and retail portfolio by the end of 2017.
The project boasts numerous benefits. It aims to better satisfy tenants, giving them greater control over their space. Data gathered in the process will also give property owners and tenants a deeper understanding of space utilization, energy consumption, security, and environmental and maintenance needs.
Tenants and owners can then use the knowledge to define their ideal environment for employees, customers and day-to-day business operations.
“The relationship between Rogers and RYCOM accelerates our ability to deploy our chosen Cisco Smart Building platform to transform our retail and office properties across Canada into smart and connected buildings – providing our tenants with the ability to rapidly leverage industry innovations to drive operational efficiencies within their space and ultimately improve their overall business yield,” said Andrew McAllan, senior vice-president at Oxford Properties. “Tenant expectations evolve daily, and we are wholly committed to continuing to invest in, demonstrate the benefits of, and innovate to be a leader in smart and connected buildings in order to meet and exceed the expectations of our valued tenants so that they are able to achieve outstanding business success in the short and long term.”
“Our collaboration with Oxford Properties began over six years ago, and together we have made significant developments in testing, deploying, and refining Cisco Smart Building solutions in several high-profile Oxford projects, including our home in RBC WaterPark Place,” said Bernadette Wightman, president, Cisco Canada. “As a result of our work together, our Cisco Toronto Innovation Centre has become a global showcase for smart building solutions, including converged HVAC and digital ceiling solutions.”