Better buildings, Better future: ArcDes Shanghai

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Why the future development of the built environment directly effects our health, happiness, and productivity. I also discuss some cost-effective examples that are already being implemented.

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Better buildings, Better future: ArcDes Shanghai

  1. 1. Better Buildings, Better Future Alex Shoer Co-founder of Seeder.cc Wednesday, November 13, 13
  2. 2. Overview What let me here? Why buildings are so important? Ways to improve cities Wednesday, November 13, 13
  3. 3. About Me I’m a social entrepreneur, value focused traveler & collaborative lifestyle enthusiast Wednesday, November 13, 13
  4. 4. The Turning Point • Frustrated by environmental issues after working in South Africa, Tanzania and Peru Wednesday, November 13, 13
  5. 5. • Costa Rica • St. Marteen • Czech Republic • Belize • Jamaica • Greece • El Salvador • Israel • Monaco • Venezuela • South Africa • Austria • Guatemala • Tanzania • Vatican City* • Honduras* • Dakar* • China • Panama • Peru • Thailand • Nicaragua • Brazil* • India • Colombia • Spain • Hong Kong • Bahamas • Netherlands • Japan • St. Thomas • Switzerland • Canada • Grand Cayman • Italy • USA • Aruba • Germany • Mexico • St. John* • U.K. • Taiwan • Puerto Rico • France • Macau Wednesday, November 13, 13
  6. 6. Why China? • Things change fast • Government is funding environmental solutions • The path which China takes, the rest of the world will follow Wednesday, November 13, 13
  7. 7. Global Resource Consumption of Buildings: 40% 30% 20% Potable Water Wednesday, November 13, 13 Steel & Cement Energy
  8. 8. Buildings Green Buildings Can Reduce: Energy Use Water Use Solid Waste 24-50% 40% 70% • Improving buildings can have the biggest environmental impact in the shortest amount of time Wednesday, November 13, 13
  9. 9. • China is building another 113 Manhattans over the next 25 years • 5 million buildings with 40 billion meters square of floor space 2013 Wednesday, November 13, 13 2038
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  13. 13. Buildings The biggest factor influencing our communities, economies and personal health • 90% of our life is spent indoors • Our habitat effects our social interactions and productivity • Communities are driven by the spaces they occupy Wednesday, November 13, 13
  14. 14. Buildings • Poor design is the root of all problems. • Redesigning the way that we live • Redesigning the way that we construct our surroundings • Redesigning our interactions Wednesday, November 13, 13
  15. 15. Things that can be done differently • Repurposing - adaptive reuse • Multi-use spaces and shared spaces • Using buildings a material vaults Wednesday, November 13, 13
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  23. 23. Linking you to green building services We make it easier to implement sustainable solutions Wednesday, November 13, 13
  24. 24. Seeder Green buildings require new expertise from a wide range of specialists Service Providers Green Building Projects Building owners, developers and managers screen the most relevant solutions Wednesday, November 13, 13 Projects desiring Green Building Certification: Service providers create a profile, verify credentials and get connected to projects
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  26. 26. How this will help? • We are aiming to be the interface through which better buildings are built • Centralizing information and data on the industry to help spur better decision-making • Identifying the best and most practical services and solutions • Allowing building projects to go outside of their network to engage new expertise Wednesday, November 13, 13
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  28. 28. “If you learn how to ask the right questions you can learn how to change the world” -Frank Gehry see more about me: www.about.me/alex.shoer email me at Alex@seeder.cc Create a profile at www.Seeder.cc Wednesday, November 13, 13

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