Bulfinch Achieves WiredScore Certification at Ten Properties

NEEDHAM, MA — September 25, 2018 — The Bulfinch Companies Inc., a private real estate investment, development and management firm, announced today that Bulfinch has received Wired Certifications at ten of its commercial properties for advanced technological infrastructure. With more than 75% of its portfolio WiredScore Certified, Bulfinch is committed to providing tenants with superior connectivity, technological infrastructure and readiness to adopt emerging technologies.

WiredScore is the pioneer behind the internationally-acclaimed Wired Certification standard, which evaluates and distinguishes best-in-class Internet connectivity in commercial buildings. Trusted by tenants around the world, the Wired Certification seal signifies that buildings have been independently evaluated and guaranteed to provide Internet infrastructure that today’s businesses require to thrive.

Each of Bulfinch’s Wired Certified buildings include the presence of highly advanced technological infrastructure, earning them the Wired Certified Gold and Silver levels. The certifications were given based on each building providing tenants with multiple fiber providers, multiple points of entry for cabling (with room for growth), easily accessible fiber cabling throughout the whole building, protected and secure dedicated telecom closets to minimize interruptions, and a streamlined legal contracting process with carriers. Representing a collection of Class-A office, medical and lab buildings, Bulfinch’s ten Wired Certified properties to receive designation in 2018 include:

1. 784 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA
Wired Certified Gold

2. Forbes Business Center
Lexington, MA
Wired Certified Silver

3. Crawford Place
Needham, MA
Wired Certified

4. Waltham Tech Center
Waltham, MA
Wired Certified Silver

5. 95 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA
Wired Certified Silver

6. Derby Corporate Center
Hingham, MA
Wired Certified Silver

7. 100 Acorn Park Drive
Cambridge Discovery Park
Cambridge, MA
Wired Certified Silver

8. Second Needham Place
Needham, MA
Wired Certified Silver

9. Mount Auburn Place
Cambridge, MA
Wired Certified Silver

10. Needham Executive Center
Needham, MA
Wired Certified Silver

In pursuing Wired Certification, each building was subjected to an extensive certification process conducted by a team of leading engineers. Upon completion of a thorough on-site assessment that evaluates a building’s number of available internet service providers, infrastructure redundancy, connection access points, and readiness to improve connectivity, a Wired Certification level is assigned based on the official standards developed by WiredScore and its advisory committee.

“Bulfinch is proud to deliver technologically advanced space for more than 75% of our portfolio,” said Michael Wilcox, SVP, Director of Leasing for Bulfinch. “Possessing an abundance of certifications, including LEED and Energy Star, across our portfolio demonstrates the lengths we go to invest in the highest quality of well-being for our tenants. The Wired Certification seal signifies our understanding that high speed connectivity through multiple channels is essential in today’s workplace and a demand of today’s connected tenants in our growing tech-focused world.”

“From Cambridge, to their suburban assets, Bulfinch understands the value of investing in initiatives that support what matters most to Boston’s occupiers: access to resilient and reliable digital connectivity,” added Dave Miller, WiredScore Head of Boston. “Achieving designation for the majority of their office assets is a clear signal to the market that Bulfinch has invested in future-proofing these properties for years to come.”
                                                                       

About WiredScore
WiredScore is the organization behind Wired Certification, the internationally recognized digital connectivity rating system for commercial real estate that helps landlords design and promote their buildings' great digital connectivity to tenants. 

Wired Certification champions cutting-edge technology in commercial real estate by providing the only certification for rating the infrastructure, connectivity and technological capacity of commercial buildings. 

Since launch, more that 400MM square feet of commercial real estate in more than 1,500 buildings has been Wired Certified globally including buildings owned by premier landlords such as Blackstone, Brookfield, and Hines. International demand for the digital connectivity rating system has seen the company expand operations to the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Canada. For more information on Wired Certification or to find Wired Certified buildings, visit: http://wiredscore.com/