The MIPIM real estate conference brought together 26,000 real estate, city, and political leaders, including 5,400 investors, from over 100 countries this week. Some of the participants have stated that there are big gains to be made in the energy efficiency of buildings to meet climate mitigation targets. How can we get there?

Charles Gourio, co-founder of the non-intrusive power monitoring system, Smart Impulse, summed up the next steps needed for successful global green building design.

“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 for users and building managers. Otherwise, the future of green buildings will remain for the happy few.”

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