Remember when LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) was the most sought after building certification, because it indicated that a property had incorporated sustainable building practices?
Today, there’s a certification for the digital age that measures a building’s Internet connectivity.
WiredScore in New York, a pioneer company behind the certification –announced that The Towers in Rosslyn have both received Platinum Wired Certifications, making them the first buildings in Virginia to achieve the highest Internet connectivity ranking available.
The ranking ranges from certified to silver, gold and then platinum.
The Rosslyn properties join more than 40 wired certified buildings in the Washington, D.C. area. “The Northern Virginia area has recently seen a heavy influx of tech companies and startups as more D.C.- area businesses look outside the district for prime office space,” Arie Barendrecht, CEO and co-founder of WiredScore, said in a statement. “As a result, we’re seeing leading office buildings in the area seeking to stand out by having the cutting-edge tech infrastructure that today’s businesses look for.”
Located at 1000 and 1100 Wilson Blvd. the towers are owned by Monday Properties. The buildings have attracted such tenants as Politico, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Grant Thornton, Sands Capital Management and PWC.
In order to achieve Wired Certification, properties must meet a set of standards developed in conjunction with the telecom and commercial real estate industries.
WiredScore launched in 2013 in partnership with the city of New York. More than 650 properties — totaling 250 million square feet of office space in more than 50 cities—have achieved Wired Certification through providing superior tech capabilities for their tenants.