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    Building for Tomorrow - global warming and real estate

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    http://www.globalchange.com Life is short but buildings can last a very long time. People get attached to buildings. Future is about emotion. 9/11. Sub-Prime Crisis. Reactions to Sars and Bird Flu. Next generation, population explosion in India and Africa. Rapid urbanisation in China, India and Africa. Move into cities, talent shorgages, skills shortages. Infrastructure demand, land price, shortage of real estate, and problems of sustainability. Lack of resources. Economic growth, consumer demands, lifestyle expectations and contrasts between wealthy and poor. Global inequality. Economy, global warming, energy conservation and real estate industry. Environment, environmental change, climate change. Risks in real estate development. Operational and management risks and role of a Futurist. What is a Futurist? Identifying new opportunities in buildings control, environmental regulation. Keeping pace with change in real estate planning and corporate real estate demands. Impact on corporate real estate of mergers and acquisitions. How world getting faster, client demands growing faster. How clients behave illogically in longer term real estate planning. Buildings controls, heating and cooling, retrofitting high rise, office blocks and factories. Building regulations and government action. Longer term real estate planning. Market research limitations and customer expectations, client demands. Architects and buildings design, living space, partitions, ventilation systems, balancing and rebalancing air conditioning. ARBS. Business management video by Dr Patrick Dixon, conference keynote speaker lecture, author of Futurewise and Building a Better Business. Global warming impact from offices and commercial buildings, skyscrapers, tower blocks and corporate real estate. Energy efficiency and energy consumption of commercial buildings and office blocks. Balancing air conditioning systems with better building control systems (integrated temperature monitoring) can save over 30% of energy ...