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Grand View Building Runner-up for Smartest Building in America


Grand View University’s Rasmussen Center for Community Advancement Professions has been awarded runner-up in the Smartest Building in America Challenge. The Smartest Building in America Challenge honors smart people who have put their building automation system to full use. After searching far and wide for the Smartest Building in America, industry experts narrowed the field down to two winners and two runners up. The buildings honored showed real innovation to prove they were the smartest in America.

Entries were judged on the following criteria: How innovatively you use APOGEE® or TALON® building automation systems to achieve business, efficiency or sustainability goals for your organization, the contribution of APOGEE® or TALON® towards making your building the Smartest Building in America, innovations, features or capabilities orchestrated by the building owner, facility manager or consulting-specifying engineer to make your building a Smart Building, and creativity and artistic merit of the submission. As runner-ups, Grand View receives $15,000 in products and services from the Building Technologies division of Siemens or a $15,000 donation to a qualified charity.

The Rasmussen Center for Community Advancement Professions, completed in the fall of 2008, houses several Grand View departments in state-of-the-art space. The building is at the center of campus on the northwest corner of East 14th Street and Grandview Avenue. This 40,000 square foot academic building houses the departments of art, education, human services, criminal justice, political sciences, psychology, and sociology, as well as classrooms, faculty offices, art studios, and computer labs.

More information can be found at: www.smartestbuildinginamerica.com