The UK’s ambition is to reach net zero by 2050. By then, 80% of buildings that will exist are already built today. Buildings are responsible for 40% of global carbon emissions, of which 70% are from building operations and 30% from the original construction. If we are to achieve net zero targets, we must look to reduce both embodied and operational carbon emissions, through decarbonising our existing building stock and rethinking the way we design and construct new.
How can we ensure a building is sustainable throughout its lifecycle? What will the new energy landscape look like and what impact will this have on our buildings? How will the operation and maintenance of our buildings change to become more efficient and contribute to the wellbeing of its users?
In this presentation, we’ll discuss how smart building technology is essential in answering these questions and how smart, integrated systems are the foundation to achieving net zero targets.
Kas Mohammed is the Vice President of the Digital Buildings division at Schneider Electric in the UK and Ireland. His team work within both new and existing buildings across Commercial Real Estate, Healthcare, Life Sciences and Education segments to deliver systems which ensure optimal efficiency and user comfort across all stages of the building life cycle. Kas is passionate about improving sustainability across the built environment and reducing carbon emissions in our sector.
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