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97% of EU Building Stock is 30+ years old—Here’s what’s needed to meet climate goals

97% of EU Building Stock is 30+ years old—Here’s what’s needed to meet climate goals

EU has strong environmental ambitions and building stock must be at the center of any efforts to reduce power consumption and decarbonize EU economies.

Source: memoori.com

The Building Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) estimates that 97% of the EU’s buildings will need to be upgraded to achieve the 2050 decarbonization goals. Approximately two-thirds of European building stock was built before 1980. Only about 1% are renovated each year. 

BPIE recommends organizations start their journey by maximizing energy efficiencies where possible then looking to renewable energy, developing energy storage capacity, incorporating demand response, and decarbonizing heating and cooling. 


Deloitte study shows businesses taking sustainability more seriously

Deloitte study shows businesses taking sustainability more seriously

Most businesses and residential consumers surveyed realize the need to address climate change. But while businesses are upping the ante in managing resources, some residential consumers are still held back by cost and complexity.

Source: www2.deloitte.com

The most notable indication of growing interest in environmental sustainability was a 70% increase in businesses reporting they were allocating the highest degree of effort to their resource management programs (67% in 2018 vs 39% in 2016). Cost reduction is still the primary driver (cited by 50% of respondents), but "doing the right thing" percolated up 11 percentage points in the latest study.

Other significant drivers included tax incentives, employee pressure, the likelihood of future regulatory requirements, competitive advantage, social responsibility, and current regulatory requirements. Small and mid-cap organizations report less difficulty in reducing usage than large ones.


New report from HOK reveals latest workplace trends in tech sector

New report from HOK reveals latest workplace trends in tech sector

New research from HOK explores the challenges and opportunities facing the tech sector today."

Source: workdesign.com

A new report from HOK is chocked full of information about workplace trends in the tech sector. It's 81 pages includes information about space allocation and mix, workspace size, utilization, costs, amenities, expansion strategies, distributed work, future outlooks, plus 10 case studies. 


Are you ready to have your next meeting analyzed by a listening-bot?

Are you ready to have your next meeting analyzed by a listening-bot?

Start-up Ambit is offering an interesting entrant to the HR technology field: an app that could help confront modern communication challenges.

Source: hrexecutive.com

Wouldn't it be great to know if your workplace change improved the quality of conversations? The technology from this Stanford-spawned could help you do just that. It can monitor and report on who speaks the most or least in meetings, how fast or slowly they speak, whether they are verbose or to the point, the role of rank or cultural background, and it can even infer from their tone of voice whether the speaker is fearful, confident, analytical and more. 

While Ambit is currently positioned as a learning and coaching tool to help people communicate better, it may just have a role to play in measuring the impact of workplace change. Please use it responsibly!


Gartner research shows innovation isn’t about being connected, it’s about having the right connections

Gartner research shows innovation isn’t about being connected, it’s about having the right connections

From Gartner's CHRO Quarterly magazine: "Network Innovation in the Digital Age"

Source: www.gartner.com

Contrary to popular opinion, Gartner's research shows individual innovation strategies (i.e. hackathons, personal innovation-time) and even dedicated agile innovation teams move the needle on innovation effectiveness (IE) by only 6%. By contrast, network innovation increases IE by 24%. Organizations can foster this by helping people create and leverage the connections they need to socialize their ideas, generate buzz, penetrate silos, and gain executive support. 


Join me at the RICS Summit LA on June 19 to talk about the future Real Estate and the Built Environment

Join me at the RICS Summit LA on June 19 to talk about the future Real Estate and the Built Environment

The Summit Series Americas brings together thought leaders from across the region sharing their knowledge about current issues in the industry.

Source: www.rics.org

This one-day Summit on the built environment offers great content from leading experts on:

  • Globalization and Built Environment
  • Prop-tech and the future of cities
  • Con-tech, standards and the power of productivity
  • Economic cycles - global and local
  • The impact of a changing workplace
  • Is the built environment sustainable?
  • A view of the future


Don’t miss your chance to tour 18 of the best NY workplaces during this year’s Workplace Week! 

Don’t miss your chance to tour 18 of the best NY workplaces during this year’s Workplace Week! 

The Workplace Week New York 2019 Interactive Program can be found here. See all workplace tour and fringe event information here.

Source: www.workplaceweek.com

The tours take place from June 24-28 and they're selling out fast! All proceeds go to @IHaveADreamNY. Get an exclusive look inside companies including @Paul_Hastings @MarketAxess @IPGMediabrands @TowersWatson @Metlife @Shutterstock and many more! #WWNewYork


Wrist-based sensors tell wearers which design puts them most at ease

The project studied visitors’ neurological responses to different interiors; it was a collaboration with an architect, furniture brand, and laboratory.

Source: www.metropolismag.com

During Milan Design Week, Google debuted an wristband that measures sweat, skin tension, and heart rate. After wearers were walked through a series of three rooms, each distinctly designed to evoke a sense of calm, a printout showed which one put them most at ease. Though experimental, the technology holds the promise of furthering the science of design.


DisruptHR in San Fran with Josh Bersin!—It’s selling out quickly. Just $45 (4/30 starting at 5:30). 

DisruptHR in San Fran with Josh Bersin!—It’s selling out quickly. Just $45 (4/30 starting at 5:30). 

Do you know about the 21 new jobs that will help drive the future? How about building a gig economy inside your company? Did you know your career could advance through a community? Would you like to hear how a marketing guy is turning engagement upside down?

Join us fellow disrupters and thought leaders and participate on how to create a "new" HR. Josh Bersin our keynote followed by 8 outstanding speakers in our “lightning round” format.

You'll also enjoy wine, drinks, scrumptious bites and power networking throughout the evening. We look forward to seeing you there!
 

































































 


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Source: www.eventbrite.com

I'm helping to promote the DisruptHR in SF on 4/30. It looks like a fabulous event and it's just $45. Here's the lineup: Josh Bersin will describe a “Simply Irresistible Organization. Kelley Stevens-Waiss will describe how she is re-skilling an up-skilling talent in an internal gig marketplace. Vlad Coho will describe how product marketing principles and agile methods can turn the engagement model upside down. Here's the link (it won't let me shorten it): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disrupthr-san-francisco-bay-area-tickets-53065998831


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