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Building Profile Utility (BPU) Prototype

Urbata 7 is a dynamic and integrated building ecosystem that organizes and facilitates architectural information for each building in an easy-to-use case study format. The utility is an interactive interface that connects directly to each building and the sources of its design and life, allowing decentralized solitions like green tech retrofits, maintenance fixes, and more.

The first interface and database are currently in development with our network of urban tech, architecture and design partners including Syracuse COE, Company Urban Tech Hub and more.

This is a prototype image of the interface in action.

Preview: Building Search

Building

Preview: Building Profile

Building

The Seven Essential Categories
Spaces
What particular spaces does your building have? Are they residential, commercial, utility, entertainment or mixed-use? The SPACES category organizes and describes the quality of each public and private space -- both physical details and use type. Of course, no details included about the private uses or people using them.
Use
A log of physical maintenance and USE issues, ranging from laundry room problems to elevator checkups, lobby cleanup, broken chairs or lighting changes. Users can organize community fixes, owner improvements or even fundraise and manage co-ops.
Energy
Access to ENERGY inputs and data for each building, as well as better management the systems and grids that feed them such as tech plug-ins, solar and green retrofit systems -- a new and direct interface for managment of the energy grid (depending on your building sources, tech and utilities)--leading the energy revolution happening now.
Systems
A comprehensive database of specific building fixtures, SYSTEMS, furnishings and physical parts that fill in the building structure: doors, windows, HVAC, tables, lighting, green tech (geothermal, solar), smart tech, etc. Each system features a referral link to the manufacturing company for case study references.
Site
A database of details and data about each SITE your building occupies, whether a large rural space, suburban or central urban lot. This can include landscaping features, neighborhood utilities, zoning categories and urban planning details.
Transit
How does each building connect with the city, town or rural area, what other buildings are closeby and how do you travel to get there? By foot, car, bike, train or bus? And what alternate TRANSIT might be availabe now or in the future?
Life
Many buildings live multiple lives, change uses, learn and grow. The LIFE category includes these invisible and visible histories, designers, architects, preservation data, notable events and past lives.

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