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Fast and Slow Buildings: Responsiveness Through Technology and Design

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BCO Research & Policy

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The research focuses on how IoT and the application of new technology in buildings has the potential to provide significant benefits in the form of improved space utilisation, greater flexibility to suit tenant requirements, increased staff productivity, reduced running costs through reduction in energy use and improved sustainability through energy efficiency. Furthermore, it considers the implication of new technology on building design and specification.

The report has been undertaken by Max Fordham and examines how the use of digital technology might improve the responsiveness of buildings.