June 28, 2008

40% energy = buildings: offices waste energy global warming

How long buildings last -- scandal
http://www.globalchange.com 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 air conditioning. ARBS. Business management video by Dr Patrick Dixon, conference keynote speaker lecture, author of Futurewise and Building a Better Business. Global warming impact from offices and commercial buildings, skyscrapers, tower blocks and corporate real estate. Energy efficiency and energy consumption of commercial buildings and office blocks. Balancing air conditioning systems with better building control systems (integrated temperature monitoring) can save over 30% of energy costs each year. Johnson Controls and other companies provide specialist technical advice on heat loss reduction and air conditioning management systems. Issues of ventilation, fresh air, "tight" buildings, carbon dioxide levels, heat exchangers and air ducting. Electricity use and power generation on buildings. Green roofs, open spaces, shade, natural light. Impact of global warming and CO2 reduction on building design, architecture, building regulations and government standards. Special tax relief and concessions, reductions in stamp duty for energy compliant 5* and 6* commercial properties. Activist campaigns to reduce carbon emissions. Carbon trading and offsets. Energy in construction and demolition as proportion of life-time energy use. Future of corporate real estate and corporate real estate management companies. Outsourcing buildings management.
Energy saving, corporate, real estate, property, cost, management, electricity, power, consumption, air conditioning, buildings controls, heat, cooling, light, air circulation, warming, carbon dioxide, gas emissions, reduction, green roofs