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Building Profile Utility (BPU) Prototype

Urbata BPU 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 research and development with our network of urban tech, architecture and design partners including Syracuse COE, Company Urban Tech and more.

This is a prototype image of the interface in action.

Preview: Building Search, Save and Manage

Building

Preview: Building Profile

Building

The Essential Building Profile Categories  
Space/Use
What spaces does your building have? Residential, commercial, utility, entertainment or other kinds of programming? The Spaces category organizes and describes the quality of spaces inside -- whether a large ballroom, duplex, 3-bed apartment, school facilities, accessible library or casual dining. Use allows logging of maintenance issues regarding each.
Energy
Access to energy inputs for each building and space, as well as the systems and grids that feed them, as well as plug-ins and green tech retrofit referrals to share -- including a direct interface and managment of the energy grid (depending on your building needs and sources).
Health
Ventilation, air quality, lighting, water, noise and links to associated systems category.
Systems
A comprehensive database of building fixtures, systems, furnishings and features that fill in the structure: doors, windows, HVAC, tables, lighting, green tech (geothermal, solar), smart tech, etc.
Site
A table of details and data about each site your building occupies, whether a large rural space or small urban lot. Includes landscape, zoning and urban planning details.
Transit
Where each building is located within the context of the city, town or rural area, and 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
Most buildings live multiple lives and even have different uses than what they were originally designed. This category includes all of the history, design origin, preservation, notable events and past lives of the building.

  • For more information about Urbata BPU, please email the link below.