How Smart Buildings Create Agency in the Workplace

When planned and designed correctly, Smart Buildings can optimize both building performance and occupant experience.  Traditionally, these two sides of the stakeholder equation are diametrically opposed in the built environment.  If an owner focused on improving building performance metrics like sustainability or energy efficiency, it often came at the expense of occupant comfort and experience. ...  Read More

Smart Building Digital Strategy Leads to Frictionless Experience

Published on Facilitiesnet January 2021 As people begin to return to facilities of all kinds, the frictionless experience propels occupants to give up the comforts of working and playing at home to embracing the new built environment. It is critical for building owners and facility leaders to understand both sides of the frictionless experience, organizational...  Read More

Translating Microsoft’s Smart Building Program for Building Owners

Microsoft is making meaningful progress in transforming its massive real estate portfolio into Smart Buildings.  In a recent interview, Seema Tyagi, Microsoft’s Director of Strategy & Governance Digital Transformation, and Emmanuel Daniel, the Director of Industry Innovation, Smart Buildings, & Campuses, provided insight into Microsoft’s approaching their Smart Building transformation. The article highlighted the significant...  Read More

Leading Edge Design Group Receives SBA 8(a) Certification

Leading Edge Design Group (LEDG) is proud to announce its acceptance and certification with the U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development Program.  Participation in the program supports the LEDG’s steady growth providing quality data center, smart building, and data intelligence services to the public and private sectors. According to a Small Business Administration (SBA)...  Read More

2020 CARES Act Section 168 Tax Benefits – There’s Still Time

The 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability (CARES) Act allows a full deduction of certain project costs in a single year, without limitation on the size of the project.  There is still time to take advantage of Section 168 benefits. What facilities qualify for the full deduction? Qualified improvement properties (QIPs), include: Hospitals and...  Read More

Southern Nevada Water Authority Chooses LEDG for Data Center & Telecom Assessment

The Southern Nevada Water Authority has selected Leading Edge Design Group (LEDG) for the data center and telecommunications assessment for the Alfred Merritt Smith Water Treatment Facility. LEDG was awarded a professional services agreement to prepare a preliminary study to evaluate the Authority’s existing communications rooms, develop recommendations, schedules, and cost estimates to repurpose, consolidate, and renovate...  Read More

UL and TIA Launch World’s First Smart Building Assessment and Rating

After two years of hard work and collaboration, LEDG is excited to witness the launch of the SPIRE Smart Building Program that provides a comprehensive building assessment to help owners and operators make better informed investment decisions, improve tenant satisfaction and increase asset value. LEDG’s Todd Boucher, Bill Moten, and Laura Polas are grateful to...  Read More

LEDG BICSI Virtual Conference Presentation Wed, Sept 30

Leading Edge Design Group Smart Buildings Practice Leader, Bill Moten, and Principal, Todd Boucher for a one-hour session on Using a Smart Building Implementation Model to Transform the Built Environment.  Details here https://www.bicsi.org/conferences-and-events/bicsi-events/conferences-exhibitions/fall/attendees/program-and-schedule#Wednesday Take advantage of the opportunity to submit questions on your most pressing challenges and opportunities for Smart Buildings.    Read More

Top Liberal Arts College Plans, Designs, and Builds New Data Center

One of the top five liberal arts colleges in the U.S. needed to move its data center from a century-old building that was needed for office space to a more centrally-located campus building with ready access to the backbone fiber and campus chilled water infrastructure.  It was the college’s goal to seamlessly relocate existing systems...  Read More