Measuring What Matters: The Future of Sustainability
Till Scherer speaks on sustainability at the Revit Technology Conference in Budapest
The Revit Technology Conference took place on 29th October 2015, providing an opportunity to learn from some of the world’s top industry experts and allowing for ideas to be shared.
Having already spoken at a number of sustainability conferences and won various low carbon project awards, Till’s presentation addressed:
- The historical approach to sustainability in the industry and the adverse effects of missing early performance opportunities
- A new approach for the AEC industry: Measurable Performance Gains (measuring what matters)
- How new innovative technologies are transforming the industry by delivering rapid building analysis at the earliest stages of a project
- Project case studies to illustrate how designers can deliver tangible benefits relevant to each client and project using this innovative design approach
The current challenges relate to making sustainability relevant rather than a buzzword and understanding a client’s priorities. Despite the benefits associated with sustainability it is commonly associated with increased project costs, which leads inevitably to caution in the construction industry and with client often undertaking the minimum to achieve industry standards rather than aspire for innovation.
Defining what sustainability means in the realms of a client’s priorities allows the team to focus on measuring what really matters. Using the Measuring Performance Gains approach, the team are able to view sustainability as an opportunity, not a hurdle. It introduces Performance into the architect’s design processes of Form and Function and through the use of various tools designers can assess what impact their design decisions have.Share this