For this week's blog, I wanted to look more into the "weeds," the details of how one goes about designing platforms for managing smart buildings and smart portfolios, with a focus on an outstanding user experience, the first step to getting something actually used in the marketplace. I asked my colleagues at Switch Automation for some insight as to how they do it.
Everyone's talking about zero net energy buildings as the next frontier in green building. But what does "zero" really mean? What about retrofits - is it even possible to renovate existing buildings to be "Zero Net" energy? For example, Alphabet/Google reports that in 2017 they will be a zero net energy/100% renewable energy company, for all of their buildings and data centers, using purchased green power. But shouldn't we hold them to a more stringent definition.
Part 2 of my discussion of 10 green building megatrends for 2017 to 2020. Green building megatrends are firmly in place for the next 5 years. Read this week and last week about my specific predictions for the leading trends of 2017. Then prepare your business to succeed by taking advantage of these trends to restructure your consulting, marketing and product offerings to follow these trends.
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