PL

Sustainable development changes our thinking about buildings

I can see two main trends. The first, in an era when data is everything, will be greater efficiency in generating and collating the data for a building or office, thus leading to better use of the existing knowledge within an organisation. Integrated operating systems, such as Connected by Skanska, will become a must-have in the near future. Our clients know that collecting and analysing real-time information will help in adapting the building’s features to the needs and requirements of its users, enhancing their satisfaction levels and user-experience, and thus increasing the overall value of the property.

But in the real estate sector we can’t even consider implementing new systems without having strong partners. That’s why in February, Microsoft and Skanska’s Polish division signed a strategic cooperation agreement that sets up a knowledge exchange for working on breakthrough innovations for the office building sector. The first few months of cooperation have resulted in the development of a Microsoft Azure-based system that uses the opportunities opened up to us by mixed reality. Thanks to this, it’s now possible to use image, sound, and interpersonal interaction while wearing HoloLens glasses to enable you take a virtual stroll through Skanska’s projects. This is especially important for potential tenants, as they can see the office building from all angles, familiarise themselves with its architectural layout and access the most important information about the space, such as the availability of bus or tram stops, services and restaurants.

The other main area of technological development is being driven the increasing awareness of sustainability in the real estate sector. Skanska has, for many years, been focused on developing the highest standard of projects while at the same time appreciating the importance of sustainability. This starts with the quality of the materials and the building systems and involves the other advanced tech we use. Our customers, both tenants and investors, understand the importance of this and now are increasingly requiring systems that reduce carbon emissions and optimise operating costs in the long-run. Technology will certainly keep on shaping the way we think about buildings and construct them. Everything that makes buildings more sustainable and more energy self-sufficient will increase in importance. That’s why we’ve started installing perovskite solar cells on Skanska’s office buildings, thanks to which we can reduce the energy costs and carbon footprint of our office developments.

Latest comments

Post-pandemic offices: healthier and more sustainable?

Post-pandemic offices: healthier and more sustainable?

schedule 01 March 2022

The last two years and all the restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic have shed a whole new light on the challenges that owners of modern office buildings must face on a dai ...

Antonio Pomes,
Golden Star Group

Retail Revival: A new golden age looms

Retail Revival: A new golden age looms

schedule 28 February 2022

Retail has been at the epicentre of cyclical and structural change. Prior to COVID-19 the sector was grappling with rapid ecommerce growth and changing consumer habits. The pandemi ...

Justyna Filipczak,
Cromwell Property Group

The effect of the US elections on the global real estate market

The effect of the US elections on the global real estate market

schedule 01 December 2020

The geopolitical diversity of the EMEA region means that there are multiple economic and business permutations to consider in light of a new first term for President Biden and the ...

Damian Harrington,
Colliers International

Is COVID-19 ecommerce’s tipping point?

Is COVID-19 ecommerce’s tipping point?

schedule 04 August 2020

The imminent demise of traditional retail has been predicted many times over the past decade, with online shopping and ecommerce giants being the prime suspects in its murder. Sinc ...

Sean Culey, a futurist, business transformation expert
P3 Logistic Parks

Regional Office Markets in the Coronavirus Era

Regional Office Markets in the Coronavirus Era

schedule 13 May 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a global economic slowdown, which the property market is naturally not immune to. Individual segments of this market have responded to the cur ...

Marta Wybrańska, leasing director
Avestus Real Estate

The industrial sector - one of the most resilient in this crisis

The industrial sector - one of the most resilient in this crisis

schedule 08 April 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has definitely forced more people online and buyers who may not have shopped online previously could now become accustomed to having goods delivered directly ...

John Palmer, The head of industrial investment
Savills

Pandemic: Threats and opportunities for the economy

Pandemic: Threats and opportunities for the economy

schedule 24 March 2020

In the face of the fight with coronavirus, it is easy to become pessimistic because difficult times lie ahead for the Polish and global economy. Stock exchanges both overseas and i ...

Marcin Rudziński,
Higasa Properties

How the coronavirus crisis will affect EMEA markets

How the coronavirus crisis will affect EMEA markets

schedule 23 March 2020

It is difficult to estimate the final impact of the coronavirus on the real estate market in the EMEA region at this point in time, but the tourism, trade and leisure industries ar ...

Monika Rajska-Wolińska, managing partner
Colliers International

An overview of the Warehouse sector for 2019

An overview of the Warehouse sector for 2019

schedule 09 March 2020

In 2019, the investment transaction volume for the warehouse sector came to EUR 1.48 bln, 17 pct lower than the record set in 2018. It was lower because a number of negotiations we ...

Anna Głowacz, Head of industrial
Axi Immo

Sustainable development changes our thinking about buildings

Sustainable development changes our thinking about buildings

schedule 24 February 2020

I can see two main trends. The first, in an era when data is everything, will be greater efficiency in generating and collating the data for a building or office, thus leading to b ...

Arkadiusz Rudzki, executive vice-president for leasing and sales
Skanska

Customers expect ever faster deliveries

Customers expect ever faster deliveries

schedule 10 January 2020

We are very pleased that the warehouse sector ended 2019 on a big plus on both the demand and supply side, but it does not give us a chance to rest but rather pushes us to further ...

Lukáš Répal, chief operating officer
Accolade

A golden age for retail parks

A golden age for retail parks

schedule 04 December 2019

The end of the year and the run-up to Christmas is an intense period for the retail market. However, in terms of large shopping centres there’s no room for further investment ...

Jacek Wesołowski, the managing director
Trei Real Estate Polska

Categories