SUSTAINABLE REAL ESTATE AND MOBILITY
- 1 FROM THE MINUTES 2018
- 1.1 NEW STAPLES OF THE OFFICE SPACE
- 1.2 THE REAL STATE OF REAL ESTATE
- 1.3 REAL ESTATE AND SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY, HAND IN HAND
FROM THE MINUTES 2018
Connectivity and mobility will transform real estate as we know it, according to Alain Duhaime. Central to this shift is society’s move toward telematics, car and bikesharing, usage-based insurance, and mobile apps that facilitate transportation. These innovations are part of a larger connected consumer ecosystem that will impact the ways citizens live, work, play and commute.
NEW STAPLES OF THE OFFICE SPACE
A recent UpWork study revealed 38% of hiring managers surveyed predict that their employees will be predominantly working remotely within 10 years. This impacts corporate real estate; fewer employees parking every day means more room for offices and other building amenities. Therefore, developers are revisiting how they allocate and incorporate space for car and bikesharing, while planning ahead for the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.
THE REAL STATE OF REAL ESTATE
Montreal’s Real Estate Observatory uses strategic intelligence — converting data into knowledge — to identify factors that affect the lifecycle of buildings and the real estate ecosystem.
REAL ESTATE AND SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY, HAND IN HAND
CAR SHARE + REAL ESTATE
Companies like MODO are building partnerships with property development companies to integrate carsharing into commercial and residential real estate.
SUSTAINABLE COMMUTING + WORKPLACES
Ireland’s Smarter Travel collaborates with workplaces to implement sustainable travel programs, such as this carpooling initiative managed by Dell employees.
HOUSING + ECO-CONSCIOUS PARKING
A new eco-development in Dorset, U.K. has only 0.7 parking spaces per home. Owners of environmentally friendly vehicles pay lower parking fees. The development uses parking revenue to pay for sustainable transportation initiatives.
IMAGINING NEW WAYS TO LIVE, WORK AND COMMUTE
Participants generated ideas for projects that creatively integrate mobility and real estate.
WE KNOW A PLACE WHERE NO CARS GO
Eliminate all surface parking on main city roads and replace it with underground parking. Then build parks on top of the underground parking lots. Include bike parking and place underground parking lots near the city’s transportation hubs.
A REMOTE WORKING HUB
Develop workplaces focused on remote working. It would have a sophisticated audio-visual system that enables workers to collaborate remotely. Workers can transition easily between collaborating at the office and working remotely.
SPACE AS A SERVICE
Create a modular building that can adapt to diverse needs for working, community and leisure. Create an app to book and manage the space that also supplies usage data to help developers track and understand the demand for space.