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Keynote speech - Incredible positive energy and net zero carbon projects are being successfully delivered in an economically viable way today – here and there. They are not even close to mainstream – ……….Yet..
We have much work to do, all over the world.
While all of the answers are not clear, it is clear that innovation is required, and then finding a way to drive the best ideas, processes, practices into standard practice – via Standards – is absolutely CRUCIAL. This is what I mean by “paving the path”. Pioneers make their own path, fast followers make their way through the bumps, and mud. However, the vast majority of people, the industry players that build, retrofit, and maintain the places where we live, work and play – they don’t like bumps and mud, and new paths. They can’t afford to get stuck in the mud. They need standard, repeatable, economically viable practices that scale.
If you remember one thing from this session today, remember this: We both forge a better path through innovation, AND we must PAVE the path – in order to achieve sustainability in our buildings, homes and communities. Standards help us pave the path.