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14 years ago

40% energy = buildings: offices waste energy global warming

How long buildings last – scandal Scandal of short life of commercial buildings. Building and demolition costs and lifetime energy use of corporate real estate. 30 – 40 year life expectancy of buildings. Buildings decay, poor design of corporate real estate. Head of corporate real estate. Corporate real estate portfolio management. Retrofitting costs to increase buildings energy efficiency. Short-termism, failure of long term planning. Building controls and building regulations. Visionary architecture. Example of Sydney Opera House. Re-engineering offices and factories. Home ownership and maintenance costs. Criminal activity and unethical business real estate practices. Pressure on short term profits and bottom line. Listed and protected buildings. Good building design. Memories and emotional connections with buildings of character. Poor foresight of high rise anonymous buildings made entirely of metal and glass. Building skyline icons, building communities, neighbourhoods, building tomorrow. Building longevity is a moral issue. Economy, global warming, energy conservation and real estate industry. Environment, environmental change, climate change. Risks in real estate development. Operational and management risks and role of a Futurist. What is a Futurist? Identifying new opportunities in buildings control, environmental regulation. Keeping pace with change in real estate planning and corporate real estate demands. Impact on corporate real estate of mergers and acquisitions. How world getting faster, client demands growing faster. How clients behave illogically in longer term real estate planning. Buildings controls, heating and cooling, retrofitting high rise, office blocks and factories. Building regulations and government action. Longer term real estate planning. Market research limitations and customer expectations, client demands. Architects and buildings design, living space, partitions, ventilation systems, balancing and rebalancing ...