The following excerpts are from recent building technology and facility management articles that capture some of the topics and questions that will be addressed during SBC’s Virtual Smart Buildings Week September 14-18. Learn more about the session topics and speakers here: https://www.smartbuildingscenter.org/smart-buildings-week/ and register for the virtual series here: https://virtualsmartbuildingsweek.eventbrite.com.
Memoori Article: Dumb Buildings are the Real Losers in a post-COVID World
COVID-19 is one of the most disruptive events human society has experienced in the last 75 years. Beyond the struggles of 2020, this harsh reminder of the biological threats we face will go on to reshape the way we live for years to come. At the center of this debate is commercial real estate (CRE) — the indoor environments where people of different households gather — where 50% to 100% drops in occupancy levels have been common for months. CRE must now adapt to a post-COVID world that will create new winners and losers to reshape the buildings industry forever. Continue reading
BUILDINGS.com Article: Data-Driven Building Design That Gives More Than It Takes
HDR’s Regenerative Design Framework moves beyond basic high-performance design toward renewal-focused impacts and metric-driven targets for carbon, water, nutrients, air, biodiversity, societal and health categories. This holistic approach is intended to flex to accommodate design projects of all sizes, typologies and performance levels.
Understanding that even today’s high-performance buildings have a negative impact on the environment and their occupants, HDR believes it’s time for a collective leap toward a regenerative future, where design has a “net-positive” impact on the environment. Continue reading