Future of Construction and Real Estate

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Articles, videos and conference keynote presentations on real estate trends, construction industry, facilities management and related issues, by Patrick Dixon, author of 16 books and Chairman of Global Change Ltd.  Clients include Balfour Beatty, Corenet Global, Johnson Controls, Knight Frank, Siemens Group, Urban Land Institute (ULI), Anglian Circle Housing Association, ISS, European Facilities Management Association and many of the world's largest multinationals. Dixon has given keynotes on a wide range of trends which impact real estate at events in North America, Central America, Latin America, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Baltic States, Scandinavia, Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia and Asia Pacific.

 

Future Homes - what will they look like? How will we live in them? Real estate trends interview - Origin event

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Future of Real Estate, Construction, Development

Interview with Patrick Dixon, author of The Future of Almost Everything - at Origin Round Table discussion on Home of the Future - see Origin Homes of the Future Report which has been widely reported in the media.

What will homes of the future be like?  How will buyers of property change what they are looking for?  Impact on architecture, building design and property markets. Future of real estate and home building in the UK and Europe.  Future design of homes.  How and why old homes are being reshaped - creating open space living areas with many private spaces for bedrooms, home office etc.  Old model of living room, front parlour, dining room etc - radically different today, what about the future?

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Future of Real Estate Agents - Marketing Property

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Future of Real Estate, Construction, Development

Lecturing in Fiji to Australian Estate Agents about the future of Real Estate marketing. Whatever your nation, many issues are the same when it comes to selling property. If we were starting with a blank sheet today – how would we create a market for residential property? Estate Agent models are often 100 years out of date.  Future of real estate marketing in a mobile, multichannel world.

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Future of Real Estate - commercial development, retail and construction

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Future of real estate industry – Futurist keynote speaker Patrick Dixon – lecture slides for The Crown Estate's annual Urban Portfolio Sustainability Conference.

Future of megacities and urganisation, why people love cities and how cities can help protect rural areas and the environment.  Future of offices and workplace, virtual teams, virtual working.  Future of corporate HQs and large office construction.  Future of retail shopping malls, shopping centres and construction of new retail outlets. 

Future of energy use in buildings and impact of solar, wind, fracking gas and other energy trends on construction industry and commercial developments.  How real estate developers will use a wide range of new technologies and innovations to save energy and other resources. Need a world-class keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now

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Green Cities: 10 steps to zero carbon real estate

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How Real Estate will be changed by high cost energy.

Cities are responsible for 75% of global energy consumption and 80% of all greenhouse gas emissions – mostly burnt up in heating or cooling buildings, and things like lighting the streets.

Just 10 simple steps can reduce energy consumption in many cities by at least 30%, using technologies that are proven.

Most of these green tech innovations pay for themselves.

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Future of Cities: Rapid Urbanisation, Low Carbon

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Cities are responsible for 75% of global energy consumption and 80% of all greenhouse gas emissions.

300 million will move from rural areas to cities by 2020 in China alone.

A further 400 million people will migrate to cities across Africa in the same period.

We will soon have 100 megacities, each with more than 15 million inhabitants.

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Roof Gardens Impact on Energy Saving

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Roof gardens keep flat roofs cool in Summer – and also help insulate in winter. They require little maintenance and reduce energy bills significantly. 12% of roofs are “green” in Germany already, and Tokyo law requires at least 20% of all new roofs to be “green”. 

Studies on Chicago City Hall after installation showed that roof temperatures fell by up to 30 degrees C on hot summer days and surrounding areas were cooler by 9 degrees C. We know that with every degree less difference between internal and external temperature, the fuel bill can fall by up to 10%.

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Polymer Cement - to save 2% global CO2

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Polymer cement could save more than 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions – but who is talking about it?

Polymer cement is made by adding different materials to cement, to make new kinds of concrete which save huge amounts of energy.

Polymer cement can be produced using 40% less energy per ton than ordinary cement.  In many cases these new concrete polymers are also lighter (less transport costs) and have better insulating properties. A common ingredient is ash from coal-fired power stations.

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Heat Pumps - to prevent global warming

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Heat pumps are a very important way for business to save up to 50% of their energy, yet most people have never heard of them and they are hardly used. Pump heat or cold from 1-2 metres underground more cheaply than burning gas, coal or oil or using traditional air conditioners.  We can halve fuel bills in many buildings by using heat pump and pipes into the ground.  70% of new homes in Sweden, 45% in New Zealand and 30% in Switzerland are already heated by heat pumps, saving each household up to half normal fuel bills.  Expect many developed countries to require heat pumps to be used on most new building projects, with new regulations in the next five to ten years.

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Future of Real Estate, Estate Agents, Selling your own Property, Marketing - keynote speaker

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Future of Real Estate and Property Marketing -- global trends and property outlook for Australia market. How Estate Agents need to change the way property is marketed and sold using online tools, social media, mobile multichannel marketing, video of properties for sale. Future impact of digital tools like Google Earth, Google Maps on customers searching for properties online. Researching local property markets no longer requires traditional estate...

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