The Green Building Council of Australia has committed to a Carbon Positive Roadmap, all new buildings and fit outs will be emissions-neutral in operations by 2030, with existing buildings to follow by 2050.
This provides the momentum for smart buildings, smart cities, data sharing and embedding data insights. Existing buildings will be retrofitted, and digitalisation will become the new norm for Capex and Opex spends. This new era of intelligence is not just in the building operations but includes everything about the building.
The new norm is here. Buildings, assets, infrastructure – all need to become responsible not just from a carbon footprint perspective. Productivity, efficiency, reducing single tasks and thinking how that task can benefit the entire business performance.
Australia, are we ready for the challenge or are we just going to sit, wait and wish?