chi-willis (2) Willis Tower was the fourth Chicago building to win WiredScore’s platinum rating, after 150 N. Riverside, 111 N. Canal St., and the Chicago Board of Trade Building.

CHICAGO—WiredScore, the company behind an international rating system for technological capacity in commercial buildings, has decided to deepen its commitment to the Chicago region. It just brought on Christine Torres, formerly a vice president at Colliers International, as head of WiredScore Chicago. The move is part of a larger expansion, which has brought the New York City-based firm’s Wired Certification platform to six countries.

“Prior to WiredScore, there wasn’t a way to precisely communicate how much an owner invested in a building’s technology,” Torres tells The introduction of cloud computing has increased the importance of technology in the workplace, and with the company’s Platinum, Gold, Silver and other certifications, “you can determine very quickly which buildings have invested in infrastructure.”

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Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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