Posted on 30 March 2020

bGrid installs smart building backbone in Le Doublon towers in Paris

Jones Lang Lasalle awarded the contract to bGrid. The installer SDEL will fully commission the bGrid system.

Amsterdam, February 17thbGrid, the Dutch service provider in the field of smart buildings, has won the contract to provide it’s smart building backbone for the second tower of Paris’ Le Doublon project after completing the first tower in summer 2019. This will provide both the owner, managers and end users with insights into the utilization of the various rooms and workplaces, the air quality, temperature, light, and other functionalities.

The two office buildings together count 30,000 square meters and are located in Courbevoie with good access to transport links. The buildings require extensive refurbishment; the business plan is to extensively improve the quality of the buildings and to turn the two buildings into an ‘office of tomorrow’ through interactive services such as geo-localization and control of technical installations; to create one of France’s first renovated Smart Buildings with an infrastructure of sensors allowing for the optimization of building maintenance through real-time data.

Interior of Le Doublon, the first tower, completed summer 2019

SDEL is the First Installer to Fully Commission the bGrid System

For bGrid there’s a scoop in het project as well since it will be the first project where the installer SDEL will fully commission the bGrid system – a big step in the adoption of the bGrid solution by the building industry that makes the bGrid solution more scalable and the installer more flexible. bGrid provides the tools and software for this and will support SDEL remotely. The bGrid sensors will be integrated into the architectural design with the esthetics of the bGrid sensors adapted to the architects’ design. The sensors collect usage data which is then displayed in a dashboard for administrators. By linking third-party apps to the data, users of the building can, for example, easily find free workplaces, or find a space with their comfort and health preferences. In addition, the software from bGrid can be linked to other 3rd party software solutions.

Tenant fit-out example of the renovated Le Doublon

bGrid’s CCO Wouter Kok stated: ‘We are receiving more and more international assignments. After Unilever in the United States, the airport of Zurich and the MIND campus in Milan, this is a wonderful new step in our global growth. It is a nice confirmation that after we provided the first tower with the bGrid backbone, we were also asked for the second tower. That the solution is also implemented by one of our installation partners SDEL is the icing on the cake. We hope to enter into a partnership like this with installers more often in the future.’

EQT Real Estate acquired Le Doublon, that will be completely restructured by architects Quadri Fiore. Jones Lang Lasalle is the developer, SDEL the installer and Deerns the engineering consultant for this project.

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