Nova Place Earns First Platinum Wired Certification in Pittsburgh

Similar in concept to LEED certification, WiredScore’s program evaluates the infrastructure, technology and internet connectivity of office buildings.

PittsburghNova Place, Faros Properties’ 1.5 million-square-foot office redevelopment project in Pittsburgh, received the Wired Certified Platinum Rating by WiredScore, becoming the only building in the city with this designation.

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Nova Place in Pittsburgh

Through the Wired Certification international program, WiredScore evaluates a building’s connectivity by examining the number and quality of internet service providers as well as the bandwidth capabilities and reliability of connections that are based on the building’s infrastructure. The standard is similar to LEED certification for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

Wired Certified Platinum is the highest rating possible, confirming that Nova Place is best-in-class across all features of internet connectivity, telecom infrastructure, ease of installation and capacity to support new telecom services.

Nova Place is located at 100 South Commons, just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. The project is a redevelopment of the 1960s-era Allegheny Center, which Faros purchased in 2015 with the help of a $54.7 million loan orchestrated by HFF. Confluence will soon relocate its headquarters here, joining companies such as Innovation Works, La Prima, Matrix Solutions, PNC, Bank of America, Expedient and Alloy 26.

“Our commitment to technology and connectivity is demonstrated through Nova Place’s superior infrastructure, and our newly coveted Platinum-level Wired Certification defines Nova Place as a leader in Pittsburgh,” Brad Ott, Faros Properties vice president of commercial operations, said in prepared remarks.

“We’re living in a digital age, so naturally one of the biggest challenges for companies seeking new office space is finding a location that has ample connectivity. Companies must thoughtfully evaluate their options and knowing that Nova Place is Platinum-level Certified, makes it a top choice for companies in the region,” added Elliot Gould, managing partner at Faros Properties.

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