Ahead of MIPIM, what is the future of green buildings?

MIPIM real estate conference brings the most influential players in the international property together in France. With the EU needing to make big gains in the energy efficiency of buildings to meet climate mitigation targets, how can we get there?

Ahead of the conference, we asked experts from the Climate-KIC community “What can we expect to see in the future of green buildings?”  

Véronique Pappe, Co-Directrice Construction21.eu “At Construction21, we are very confident that the trends observed today on the projects built by early adopters will become the standard of tomorrow. First, we’ll find much more positive energy buildings, thanks to their very low energy consumption and local production of renewable energy, recovery and storage of fatal energy. Second, low carbon buildings made possible with both frugal or very elaborated solutions, based as much as possible on local resources. Third, buildings will be more user-centric, providing health, comfort and well-being.”

Véronique Pappe, Director, Construction 21 a partner with EIT Climate-KIC on sustainable building

  “Green buildings will be green in terms of construction, operation and deconstruction. More sustainable materials, ideally from renewable resources, will consume less energy in production and will be part of a concerted energy saving concept in operation, including insulation and control of sun irradiation. Smart green composites and hybrid building materials will contribute to high living comfort and low energy consumption and can be easily decomposed and recycled at the end of service time.”

Professor Dr Ingo Burgert, ETH Zurich, is developing a timber façade for EIT Climate-KICs Building Technologies Accelerator  

Sébastien Bruyère, My Orchestra “We can of course expect to see more energy efficiency thanks to an upgraded control process of our heating and cold devices (and more insulation of course). But what we learnt during the development of My-Orchestra is that a huge part of the solution is in the hands of customers, far more than we thought. We don’t need very complicated devices but we need ones with simplified and intuitive interfaces, maybe innovative ones without new screens and open source solutions for interoperability issues on the long term.”

Sébastien Bruyère, My-Orchestra, a former EIT Climate-KIC start-up making home energy use efficient  

Charles Gourio, Smart Impulse“When we think about the future of green buildings, we have in mind brand new buildings that are both comfortable and highly energy efficient, taking into account the environmental criteria by design.

However, the energy consumption that is user-related in these buildings (computers, air conditioning, etc.) continues to grow and in order to be really green we need measurement and control technologies to be really simple (such as the Smart Impulse technology) for users and building managers. Otherwise the future of green buildings will remain for the happy few.”

Charles Gourio, Co-Founder, Smart Impulse, a former EIT Climate-KIC start up providing solutions to make energy use more efficient  

Onno de Wal, Business processes, 2nd Skin“All current solutions to make the existing housing stock sustainable require many operations on site with considerable impact on residents and the environment. There is hardly any attention for the recyclability and the different lifetimes of materials put together. So, a lot of materials are wasted during replacement of components.

With 2ndSKIN we work together with suppliers on new product-/service solutions that can be applied easily in multiple housing situations. A challenge is to develop modules of components with the same lifetime that are easily replaceable or upgradable from the outside. The total 2ndSKIN improves the well-being of the residents by offering a comfortable and net zero-energy dwelling without increase of living costs and environment.”

Onno de Wal, Business processes, 2ndSKIN part of Climate-KICs Building Technologies Accelerator  


MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, runs from 13-16 March 2018 at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France. Brian Kilkelly, Climate-KICs Urban Transitions Business Development Lead will speak on 13 March at 16.30 about a passive & positive approach to energy, asking ‘how will we live in 2030 or 2050?’

 
Location
France
Related Focus Area
Urban Transitions
Related Goal
Goal 1: Promote retrofit and decentralised energy
Articles you may be interested in
In The News
We’re closing for business in solidarity with #ClimateStrike

EIT Climate-KIC will close this Friday 20 September, the...

We’re closing for business in solidarity with #ClimateStrike
In The News
Open Innovation Call targeting air quality and urban heat island effect launch...

The City of Copenhagen’s department Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions within...

Open Innovation Call targeting air quality and urban heat island effect launched
In The News
EIT Climate-KIC cleantech start-up ZOLAR attracts 10 Million Euro Investment

The Berlin-based start-up Zolar raises a 10 million EUR...

EIT Climate-KIC cleantech start-up ZOLAR attracts 10 Million Euro Investment
In The News
Breaking down barriers to climate-finance: the City Finance Lab launches secon...

Competition for the five most innovative financing solutions for...

Breaking down barriers to climate-finance: the City Finance Lab launches second call for proposals
Opinion
Innovating in complexity: Systemic investing
Dominic Hofstetter Transformation Capital, EIT Climate-KIC
Innovating in complexity: Systemic investing
In The News
Climathon onboard ‘Sail to the COP’

On 2 October, 36 young climate change agents will...

Climathon onboard ‘Sail to the COP’
In The News
Research reveals surprising link between socio-economic indicators and sustain...

A new study by EIT Climate-KIC partner academic institutions...

Research reveals surprising link between socio-economic indicators and sustainability transition
Opinion
Transformation capital: A new investment logic for catalysing systems change
Dominic Hofstetter Transformation Capital, EIT Climate-KIC
Transformation capital: A new investment logic for catalysing systems change
Opinion
Innovating in complexity: From single-point solutions to directional systems innovation
Dominic Hofstetter TRANSFORMATION CAPITAL, EIT CLIMATE-KIC
Innovating in complexity: From single-point solutions to directional systems innovation
In The News
Four EIT Climate-KIC innovators nominated for annual EIT Awards

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has released...

Four EIT Climate-KIC innovators nominated for annual EIT Awards
In Detail
Report offers recommendations for development of agricultural impact tool

A new report supported by EIT Climate-KIC’s CSA Booster programme proposes technical, governance and business arrangements for the development of a new tool for...

Report offers recommendations for development of agricultural impact tool
In Detail
Food value chains strategy report offers recommendations based on systemic i...

A new report details the work of EIT Climate-KIC and its partner Metabolic, a consulting company using systems thinking to tackle major sustainability challenges,...

Food value chains strategy report offers recommendations based on systemic impact
In The News
EIT Climate-KIC supports digital roadmap for a circular economy

EIT Climate-KIC, along with several European stakeholders, is advocating...

EIT Climate-KIC supports digital roadmap for a circular economy
In The News
EIT Climate-KIC urges London to lead in turning climate emergency into action

Climate innovation agency EIT Climate-KIC welcomed today the first...

EIT Climate-KIC urges London to lead in turning climate emergency into action
Opinion
London Climate Action Week: Climate Innovation Insights
London Climate Action Week: Climate Innovation Insights
Opinion
How can we deliver a net-zero emissions UK?
Andy Kerr Director, UK & Ireland, EIT Climate-KIC
How can we deliver a net-zero emissions UK?
Opinion
Can we identify the tipping points for transformative climate action?
Susannah Fisher Strategic Research Lead, EIT Climate-KIC
Can we identify the tipping points for transformative climate action?
In The News
Study launched on decarbonising Europe’s heavy industries by 2050

Industry representatives, regional experts, academics and EU officials held...

Study launched on decarbonising Europe’s heavy industries by 2050
In our community
Interview with Yvon Slingenberg of DG Climate Action, European Commission
Interview with Yvon Slingenberg of DG Climate Action, European Commission
In Detail
Evaluating the benefits of improved cooking solutions: impact data in high r...

Gold Standard today released a research study by Vivid Economics that estimates the economic value of Gold Standard-certified project benefits related to climate, health,...

Evaluating the benefits of improved cooking solutions: impact data in high resolution
In The News
New EIT Climate-KIC supported report proposes basis for a future EU taxonomy i...

The European Commission has welcomed the publication of the...

New EIT Climate-KIC supported report proposes basis for a future EU taxonomy in legislation
In The News
WCEF 2019: The challenges and potentials of circular procurement in cities

Increasing population growth and urbanisation intensifies the pressure on...

WCEF 2019: The challenges and potentials of circular procurement in cities
In The News
First round of 15 winners of Reinventing Cities competition announced

C40 Cities and EIT Climate-KIC have announced 15 winners...

First round of 15 winners of Reinventing Cities competition announced
In The News
Lisbon’s City Finance Lab-backed green participatory budget awarded €5 mil...

Lisbon City Council’s first-ever ‘green’ participatory budget, an initiative...

Lisbon’s City Finance Lab-backed green participatory budget awarded €5 million for next cycle
In The News
WCEF 2019: ‘The circular economy in cities’

EIT Climate-KIC CEO Kirsten Dunlop emphasised the importance of...

WCEF 2019: ‘The circular economy in cities’
In Detail
New Report on Circular Procurement in public construction projects shows how...

Public procurement affects a substantial share of world trade, amounting to more than €1.3 trillion per year. In the EU, the public purchase of...

New Report on Circular Procurement in public construction projects shows how targeted action can drive system-level impact
In The News
EIT Climate-KIC at World Circular Economy Forum 2019

EIT Climate-KIC is playing a prominent role at the...

EIT Climate-KIC at World Circular Economy Forum 2019
In The News
17 EIT Climate-KIC solutions included in MI 100 Global High Impact listing

13 EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator start-ups and four EIT Climate-KIC...

17 EIT Climate-KIC solutions included in MI 100 Global High Impact listing
In The News
EIT Climate-KIC’s global cleantech competition ClimateLaunchpad is open ...

EIT Climate-KIC’s ClimateLaunchpad, the world’s largest green business ideas...

EIT Climate-KIC’s global cleantech competition ClimateLaunchpad is open for registration
Opinion
Transformation Capital: A new investment logic for catalysing systems change
Dominic Hofstetter Transformation Capital, EIT Climate-KIC
Transformation Capital: A new investment logic for catalysing systems change