Decarbonization Through Intelligent Building Technologies

In a Euractiv article, Navigant Research discusses how smart building technologies can be leveraged to alter the effects of climate change

Rapid urbanization and climate change are connected, which makes reducing carbon in the built environment important to stabilizing the future.

In a Euractiv article, Navigant Research’s Casey Talon discussed how decision-making and investment processes for constructing and operating buildings need to be redefined in order to reduce the carbon emissions required to course correct climate change.

While electrification is a major focus for decarbonization, intelligent building technologies also play a critical role. 

“In particular, analytics offer insight necessary to monitor and achieve efficiencies in ongoing operations for emissions reductions while delivering the enhanced experience and financial benefits that drive stakeholder commitment,” Talon said. 

As intelligent buildings continue to evolve, utilities, technology and service providers, and building owners will work together as traditional market roles become a more fluid and competitive ecosystem. This will eventually lead to new revenue streams like buildings selling excess clean power generation to neighboring buildings or the grid. 

“Intelligent building solutions can become the bridge between advocates focused on decarbonization and executives eyeing the bottom line,” Talon said. “The transformation of a commercial facility or housing development into digital, flexible, and low carbon buildings will deliver benefits to all stakeholders.” 

Read the Euractiv Article

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