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Centre for Digital Built Britain completed its five-year mission and closed its doors at the end of September 2022

This website remains as a legacy of the achievements of our five-year foundational journey towards a digital built Britain

This project developed a case study of The Edge in Amsterdam, billed as the world’s smartest building, for CDBB. This was not only for the sake of sharing this specific case, but also to use it as a template to build the “standard case study template.” When we consider other buildings, we can understand them through comparable qualitative and quantitative metrics developed from the most complete example in existence today. Developing the future of the digital built environment will require intensive study of a number of exemplars.


The Edge is without peer in the application of IoT to an office building. However, despite having the technology to realise its potential, the quantity of data generated is huge and its collation not fully engaged with.


Case study

Next Steps

The success of this case study was driven by a highly motivated client. More case studies providing longitudinal evidence of benefit are needed to help make the case for adoption.