Founded in 2004 by Rob Murchison and Tom Shircliff, IntelligentBuildings® provides smart-building consulting, building cybersecurity solutions and managed services for commercial, corporate, campus and government real estate organizations. We help our customers enhance experience, increase productivity, lower costs and reduce operational risks.

We are a recognized thought leader with numerous industry firsts, including consultation on the award-winning “Smartest Building in America," conception and development of a globally modeled smart community public-private partnership, program management for the largest energy analytics project in North America and development of national smart building standards for both the US and Canadian federal governments. We have developed a consistent and proven technology approach for developing new projects and optimizing existing portfolios that respects the stakeholders and traditional process while not compromising on the realities of today’s building technology, the opportunities of the information age and the cybersecurity threats.

Intelligent Buildings has worked extensively throughout the US and Canada in over 85 different cities along with selected other international work and market research in the Middle East, Asia and Central America.

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC and with staff in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Toronto, Ottawa, and Washington, DC, our firm has advised on some of the world’s most ‘intelligent’ buildings and real-estate projects since 2004.



Intelligent Buildings will profoundly improve our customer's real estate performance and change the industry itself.


Intelligent Buildings uses its unmatched knowledge and experience in "Smart Building" technologies to advise on and implement innovative strategies that are transforming the industry. We have a culture of enthusiasm, responsiveness and accountability that is contagious and acknowledged by our customers as hallmarks of the company. We fiercely defend our customer's interest as an owner's representative and always seek measurable value creation - including reduced risks, increased financial gain, improved sustainability, and a better occupant experience.           

In short, we enthusiastically help our building-owner customers design, build and operate real estate better by leveraging innovative technologies and strategies and by speaking their language.


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Intelligent Buildings, LLC provides smart real estate professional services for multiple real estate use-types, utilities, solution providers and government.


Commercial / Campus

Government / Utility

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  • "Smartest Building in America" Duke Energy Center
  • IBCon Digital Real Estate Achievement
  • Clinton Global Initiative Announced Project
  • International Real Estate Federation US Best
  • US Green Building Council's "Excellence in Sustainability"
  • Verizon Best Energy Efficiency / Demand Response Project
  • NIBS Most Efficient Smart Building
  • Realcomm 35 to Watch in the Industry
  • Intelligent Community Forum Global Top 3
  • Distribution Best Energy Efficient Demand Response Project
  • Powergrid International Project of the Year
  • Corporate Real Estate Digie
  • Commercial Digital Real Estate
  • ASHRAE Excellence Award


Intelligent Buildings, LLC regularly speaks, guest lectures and collaborates with leading institutions from academia, national laboratories, think tanks and research houses.

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At Intelligent Buildings, we feel very fortunate to have success as measured by more than business accomplishments. We have great employees, great customers and great industry friends resulting in a deeply rewarding culture both inside and outside the company. With humility as one of our company values, these successes remind us that we need to both give back and pay forward.

We are not only a company but also a group of special individuals. We have found our most meaningful charitable efforts have come from those special individuals. Each of the categories and items below have been created, developed, and managed by our employees through comments, suggestions, requests and our Social Responsibility Committee.

We engage and contribute in 3 ways:

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