Solving the investment conundrum is a key hurdle for Buildings of the Future. Often, initiatives get culled during the schematic design and design development stages because we don’t yet have the necessary financial models to convey the message.
Efficiencies in operations, building practices and response to climate change are at the heart of innovation in the building of the future.
To solve the investment conundrum, we will need to focus on improving the tools we use to calculate the cost-value equation. We’ll need to develop better metrics to support the business case for Buildings of the Future, and take advantage of government incentives to foster innovation in this field.