Harmonization between RealEstateCore and Brick Schema
The Brick Consortium and RealEstateCore Consortium has been working together to create a harmonization between the two leading smart building standards.
Currently, at-scale digital transformation in the real estate industry, within and across organizational boundaries, is challenging because of the number of competing smart building metadata standards. These standards often have significant overlap in features, but are not directly compatible. Unfortunately, incompatible softwares is causing difficulties for building stakeholders to exchange data. Further, it is making it harder for application developers to be able to fully support all building systems.
These integrated, complete standards allow the real estate industry to drive the digital transformation forward. Therefore, the outcome is being put in line with expectations from tenants, building owners, and society. Complete standards are crucial to achieve the objectives of lowering carbon emissions and contributing to a sustainable smart city.
Unlock value with RealEstateCore and Brick Schema
The Brick Schema and RealEstateCore harmonization enables real estate owners and other stakeholders to unlock the value of the data in their buildings. The data helps supporting many new applications used for:
- More efficient and less wasteful use of energy
- Contributes to the the buildings interacting with the energy grids
- Enhancing the experience of the tenants
- Enables automated facility management
A new standard for metadata in smart buildings
The new standard that now is ready to be used in real projects is a combination of the Brick Schema and RealEstateCore leading metadata standards for smart buildings. The two groups have carried out extensive work to harmonize the two projects, resulting in a new, clarified metadata solution. The users no longer need to choose beteen Brick Schema and RealEstateCore. The new standard makes it easier to create rich semantic models of smart buildings and real estate portfolios.
The Brick Schema 1.3 and RealEstateCore 4.0 includes much of the technological foundation necessary to make the harmonization possible. At the same time, it is letting each standard preserve backwards compatibility with the previous versions of their respective standards. Full harmonization will occur in future releases of the two standards, which is expected to occur quickly after the August release. The harmonization of the two standards is also being done with an eye towards compatibility with the upcoming ASHRAE 223 standard (BACnet).
You can find out more information about the standards and how to start using them here.
RECcon page: https://proptechos.com/reccon22/
Dev page: dev.realestatecore.io