UL Solutions announced the UL Smart Systems Rating Program


UL Solutions has announced the UL Smart Systems Rating Program to help solidify the definition of a smart product. This program, which is designed to help the smart building industry and smart product original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), puts forth a criteria-based approach using key factors and attributes of a smart building system. These key factors include connectivity and interoperability, functional value, resilience, cybersecurity, digital experience, and control and automation to create a holistic rating program. Through the new program, UL Solutions conducts objective, science-based assessments of smart building systems and products against UL MCV 1587, the methodology for Marketing Claim Verification (smart system/product verified to level Silver/Gold/Platinum/Diamond), and classifies them into one of three categories: Smart Silver (features and best practices that make a system smart), Smart Gold (features and best practices that are top of the line) and Smart Platinum (features and best practices that are exceptional). “As buildings become more complex and their smart goals evolve, the demand for new technology to support those goals grows – said Sudhi Sinha, vice president of Ecosystems and Service Development at UL Solutions –. Achieving smart outcomes becomes increasingly difficult if the right products and systems are not installed properly or do not meet the needs of the building and its occupants. The UL Smart Systems Rating Program is designed to holistically assess different types of systems to help the smart building industry achieve its goals, from building energy management and spatial optimization to security, commercial fire and safety systems, and beyond”.