Strategic Focus: Using Technology To Advance Your Healthy Buildings Programme

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Executive Summary

Since COVID-19, facilities executives have been forced to manage an increasingly complex and broadening healthy buildings agenda, spanning pandemic management, comfort, sustainability and cost reduction requirements. As a result, delivering healthy buildings has become more demanding and firms must look beyond older techniques by considering technology in their strategies. This report helps facilities managers, corporate real estate executives and building owners understand the benefits of healthy buildings and select high-value applications of technology to improve the health and sustainability of their portfolios. The analysis finds that a successful healthy buildings strategy will be multi-dimensional and align with wider facilities optimization initiatives. It indicates that facilities executives will need to take a multi-step approach to implement high-value healthy buildings solutions.

Table of contents

Facilities Executives Must Refresh Their Healthy Buildings Programmes In The Face Of Elevated Risks 
Building Managers Must Respond To An Increasingly Complex Healthy Buildings Agenda 

Firms Need New Tools To Meet The Demands Of Today’s Healthy Buildings Agenda 
There Is A Growing Range Of Technology Options To Optimize Occupant Health And Facilities Management
Firms Must Vault Three Hurdles When Investing In Healthy Buildings Technology
Executives Can Turbocharge The Business Case For Healthy Buildings Technology By Aligning It With Broader Facilities Optimization Benefits  

Six Steps To Drive Value From Technology In A Healthy Buildings Programme 

Table of figures

Figure 1. Six Dimensions Shaping The Healthy Buildings Agenda In 2022  
Figure 2. Three Areas Of Value For Healthy Buildings  
Figure 3-1. Overview Of Healthy Buildings Technologies And Their Use Cases  
Figure 3-2. Overview Of Healthy Buildings Technologies And Their Use Cases  
Figure 4. The Most Important Initiatives For Real Estate Executives Over The Next Three Years  
Figure 5. The Cyclical Approach To Implementing A High Value Healthy Buildings Strategy  

About the authors

Ben Hext

Analyst

Ben is an Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. His current agenda covers hardware and software solutions for energy management, on-site power generation, and COVID-19 mitigation management. He holds an M.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Durham University,

Susan Clarke

Research Director

Susan leads the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. Her current research agenda focuses on software solutions for real estate management including integrated workplace management systems and IoT platforms for buildings. Her research expertise also includes a broad range of energy management technologies and energy services. Susan has eight years of experience in technology research. She holds a MSc from the University of London in Sustainable Development.

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