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Energy Conservation, Student Performance Top Reasons for Improving U.S. Public Schools


More than 90 percent of Americans agree that greater investments should be put toward upgrading U.S. public school buildings, according to a new poll from U.S. Green Building Council.

Clients, Tenants Worldwide Increasingly Demanding Sustainability

Clients, Tenants Worldwide Increasingly Demanding Sustainability

Clients and tenants worldwide are increasingly demanding sustainability – for both energy efficiency and occupant benefit — and green building continues to double every three years, according to the World Green Building Trends 2016 report by Dodge Data & Analytics. The findings of the report, which received funding from United Technologies, were presented by Bob McDonough, President, UTC Climate, Controls & Security at the recent 2015 Greenbuild International Summit in Washington, DC. “It’s critical that building industry professionals have the latest data and trends to inform designs and decisions,” said McDonough. “This information is valuable as we look to accelerate buildings that will foster sustainable, healthy environments.” The new report surveyed more than 1,000 architects, engineers, contractors, owners, specialists and consultants in 69 countries to understand their current green building project involvement and expectations for 2018. In addition to expanding the sample size by more than 25 percent over the 2012 study, the new report also has a higher percentage of architect and contractor participation across a larger number of countries. “The greater engagement by practitioners reflects the current green building environment,” said Stephen A. Jones, Senior Director of Industry Insights, Dodge Data & Analytics. “Their responses demonstrate that sustainability continues to have a transformative effect on design and construction professionals globally.” (Source: UTC Climate, Controls & Security) Green Building Trends Across all regions studied, respondents increasingly projected that more than 60 percent of their projects would be green projects by 2018, with a doubling from current projects across the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, South America and Sub-Saharan Africa. The largest percentage of green building activity continues to be in the commercial building segment, comprising 46 percent of respondents’ future green building projects. Activity in institutional buildings – schools, hospitals and public buildings – is expected to surpass green building projects in existing buildings (38 and 37 percent respectively) by 2018. Green Building Drivers Client demands are a driver for green building activity according to 40 percent of respondents, followed by environmental regulations (35 percent). Both categories increased over 2008 and 2012 responses. An enhanced awareness of the occupant and tenant benefits of green buildings emerged in the 2016 report, with healthier neighborhoods (15 percent), higher return on investment (11 percent) and employee recruitment (5 percent) increasing as drivers. Regarding social motivators, respondents ranked encouraging sustainable business practices as the most important benefit of green building (68 percent), followed by its ability to support the domestic economy, create a sense of community, and increase worker productivity (all 50 percent or higher). From an… …Read More…

Few Companies Are Prepared For Business Disruption

Few Companies Are Prepared For Business Disruption

By investing in the right mix of technology and talent, global companies can turn business disruption into competitive differentiation, according to a recent KPMG LLP survey of more than 600 global senior executives. Results from the survey, “Succeed in Constant Change,” indicate top-performing companies are able to sustain growth and increase profits in the face of the near-constant change.  While more than three-quarters (76%) of executives polled said they saw disruption as constant and most likely increasing in the future, only 17 percent said their companies were prepared for the coming volatility with a strategic approach. “The disruptors range from emerging competitors using new, disruptive business models to the explosion of data from always-on devices and revolutionary consumer experiences that force businesses to transform their entire operations,” explained John Cummings, principal, KPMG U.S. Advisory Industry Leader for Industrial Manufacturing. Take a look at the infographic below to find out about the top five disruptors, and which ones present the biggest challenges, and opportunities:                                             “The fastest-growing and the most profitable organizations are increasingly – and smartly – leveraging these disruptors to continually deploy new business models, accelerate decision-making, convert data into valuable knowledge and focus on the customer,” said Steve Chase, KPMG’s U.S. Advisory Management Consulting leader. In fact, survey respondents whose companies were generating a profit of 11% or greater reported making 25% higher-than-average investments in digital and mobile. Areas of investment include engaging with customers, growing the digital enterprise, and enabling a mobile workforce.   Related articles across the web Other posts by Real Street Tech NOTE:This is a summary of a post found on Real Street Tech | The Smart Place For CRE.Parts of it may be missing. View the full original article at:

Millennials Driving Sustainability In Small, Medium Businesses


Millennials will lead the way for small and medium businesses in future conversations and efforts around conservation, energy efficiency, and environmental stewardship, according to the second annual Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey.

Smart Buildings Survey: Safety, Security Outrank Going Green


Building operators prioritize the safety and security of their facilities over sustainability and productivity, according to a recent survey of nearly 500 buildings across seven major U.S. cities by Honeywell and KRC Research.