It starts with speaking the same language.
Trust, transparency and insight… these are the fundamental necessities that will shape the built environment landscape in the coming years.
Zero carbon is by far the most challenging task the real estate and construction sector has ever embarked upon. No single element of the industry can deliver it alone, but nor can any afford to take a back seat.
Understanding every building, estate, and portfolio’s operational performance is vital. The opportunities presented by momentum from investors, ignited by public consciousness, and strengthened through legislation, are abundant.
Those that grasp the connections across the industry: the thread of connection that runs from finance, to development and estate management, will quickly be propelled to leaders in Zero Carbon. But it demands that we ask the most basic of questions: are we on the same page, and can we find a way to speak the same language?
The shackles of our industry’s silos must be shaken off. In their place, we need an empowered ecosystem that brings together investment and funding, development and asset management. The ultimate outcome of a net-zero-carbon built environment benefits all, yet it is an ambition that could splinter the industry if we aren’t careful.
In the same way that society now better understands the symbiotic relationship between humans and our natural world, when it comes to zero carbon, our industry working together has the potential to greater appreciate the powerful relationship between the built environment and the climate.