4 trends that shapes the future of residential buildings
We live in a fast paced and changing world where digital disruption is now also entering the property market. Being able to harness the new opportunities is imperative. At the same time being able to run a sustainable business is more important than ever.
Last year, all the world’s nations combined pumped nearly 38.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air. Buildings account for 40% of EU’s energy consumption and 36% of the CO2 emissions. It’s clear that we can’t continue this route.
Scientists predict that left unchecked, emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases from human activities will raise global temperatures. This could produce rising sea levels, more frequent floods and droughts, and increased spread of infectious diseases.
While necessary and ultimately cost-effective, transformation to energy efficient buildings can be slow and costly. Many property owners and managers delay implementing smart solutions because most them demand a high investment and a long time to recoup the initial spend. But there are solutions like Egain’s available with ROI’s between 12-24 months, reducing energy consumption with 10-20%.
Why wait for our old houses to be renovated? Why invest in expensive, man power dependent solutions? Why wait for new and renewable energy sources to take over the 70% energy today provided by oil, gas, coal and nuclear?
We have identified four global mega trends that will impact how property owners will think about and run their business.
- Increased focus on energy efficiency gains
- Zero-net-energy buildings attract greater interest
- Carbon reduction moves to the forefront
- Buildings get smart
Download our white paper where we in detail explains these trends, how they impact property owners and how they create new opportunities for the forward looking and agile companies.