Financing smart buildings: driving value in the "new normal"

Using future savings to fund the cost of smart buildings conversion

Energy efficiency as a key enabler

The pandemic and its resulting economic pressures are driving the need to make buildings smart and more energy efficient. This insight series looks at how five sectors across the globe are coping with the 'new normal': offices, hospitals, manufacturing, public buildings and education.

Key points from the study

  • Buildings and the way they are used may be permanently changed.  Smart buildings add value by delivering agility and flexibility.
  • Economic, pandemic, regulatory and environmental drivers are all accelerating smart building conversion.
  • Reducing a building's energy consumption is the starting point for smart buildings transformation, as savings can be used towards conversion. 
  • Smart financing plays a major role in enabling conversion without the need to source and deploy large amounts of capital.
  • The research estimates the cost for official buildings energy conversion targets to 2040 across five sectors and the size of the investment challenge. 
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Interested in learning how smart finance can help you realize smart buildings transformation? Download the whitepaper and opt-in for future insights direct to your inbox. These insights provide detailed overviews of the different aspects to conversion and the value of energy efficiency savings.
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Understanding the added value of smart buildings for the "new normal"

In addition to our latest whitepaper, we'll be launching five mini articles, which home in on each of the official buildings sectors identified in the whitepaper: offices, hospitals, manufacturing, public buildings and education. Each insight will deepen the reader's understanding of the challenges with sector data and real-world case studies.