Smart Workplace Sessions is a series of powerful and compact talks with experts of the industry.
In the series we take a value-based approach to smart technologies and talk about optimizing Property for People, Planet, Profit & Public good.
We hope to inspire further discussions and actions among Property Managers, Facility Managers, Workplace Managers, Community & Office Managers, C-level leaders, People and Culture professionals and anyone interested in creating better workplace experience, real estate strategies, facility services and proptech.
We invite you to join us on a “mission possible” to create better and smarter workplaces - where space use, employee experience, costs, environmental and business impacts are optimized for a “sustainable sweetspot” based on circular economy principles - with the help of data and technology.
Right now, there is a lot of talk about new ways of working, workplace experience and around company culture. Especially in terms of using offices in a post-pandemic era. But there are also new questions emerging around health and the air that we breathe. How do healthy buildings add value to the workplace?
In this webcast you'll get a quick recap of how the topic of indoor air quality and healthy buildings have developed over many decades, all the way from the energy crisis of the 70's, to sick building syndromes, to the present day with threats of airborne viruses, pollution and energy efficiency measure to combat climate change.
Pontus Kihlman interviews Ben Hext to discuss the following questions:
What are healthy buildings, in a broader sense than just indoor air, and what benefits are there?
Why are healthy (and energy efficient) buildings getting so much attention now?
How has Covid-19 changed the focus of tenants, building owners and building users?
What have been the barriers for change in the past, and at present?
Based on the Verdantix study, what are the top 5 priorities for real estate execs now?
What can real estate execs do next?
Ben Hext works as an analyst in the Smart Buildings sector. With an upcoming report in March, and a recently published 2021 Global Corporate survey of real estate executives around the world, he has collected some interesting data to share on the top strategic objectives for office real estate within the next 3 years.
Verdantix is an independent research and consulting firm with large industry expertise in among other things, smart buildings, as well as smart office technologies. Through research and advisory services Verdantix helps corporate managers, investors, technology executives and service firm leaders to make robust, fact-based decisions.
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