We tuned in yesterday to CREtech's webinar, "Building a Better Future." A preview of their upcoming #reimaginingRealEstate #Sustainabilty Summit.
The webinar was led by Steve Weikal, Head of Industry Relations for the MIT Center for Real Estate and he was joined by Co-Chairs Lindsay Baker and Brendan Wallace of Fifth wall.
The focus was on the importance of the Real Estate industry in becoming more innovative and adopting new technologies so that we can ultimately become a true zero carbon world.
The question is, how can we get there from where we are today as the current path we are on isn’t leading us there.
As mentioned in the webinar, the initial problem is the current lack of investment within Climate tech which undoubtedly needs to change. Following this there are key points to focus on, reducing our energy consumption, committing to renewable energy sources and creating buildings that can easily adapt.
People will soon start to ask harder questions when looking at who to invest in meaning companies need to start becoming more innovative and to reconceptualise what it is to be a Real Estate owner to stay afloat.
Cretechs Reimagining Real Estate Sustainability Summit, Part 1 focused on US Perspectives starts on September 29th - October 1. The virtual event will feature the leading CEO’s, corporate sustainability leaders, investors, politicians and thought-leaders, as well as real estate and tech professionals who are in the front lines of the important movement to create healthier, safer buildings and cities throughout the built world- definitely worth joining!
By Hattie Armstrong