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City departments will be able to jointly track building information for multiple governmentally-related functions.

Commercial real estate will better leverage various data sources to evaluate and manage their building assets.

Emergency response, such as the police and fire department, will react in less time during emergencies,

National security agencies will immediately identify critical buildings, such as schools, hospitals, etc.


This scoping study is intended to establish a framework for developing Unique Building Identifiers (UBIDs). It will investigate the existing framework options for building IDs and their applications. It will also determine what it would take to implement such a standardized framework. The outcome from this study will be a published white paper. The published study will propose a new building identification system that is able to reference to existing IDs currently in use in some cities. The paper will also discuss implementation strategies to assist the adoption process.


Once the proposed framework is agreed upon, we plan to pilot for UBIDs with select cities, counties, and states through the Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED) Platform Collaborative.

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