Unveiling the potential for smart and healthy environments in the private and public sectors
We live in a fast-changing world – from the growth of ‘megacities’ that will see an additional 2.5 billion people in urban areas by 2050; to digitalisation and shifting values around climate and finance. To be ready for these changes, we need buildings that feel, react and adjust to the needs of the people who use them. People-centric buildings in which to learn, develop and be inspired.
That’s what we aim for at Royal HaskoningDHV. We add value to the process – whether for new buildings or renovations – by aligning the digital functions of the building with the user journey, as well as the mission and needs of the organisation. We don’t do this alone – we take a co-creation approach with our customers; exploring the value of their real estate together. The result is the creation of environments - from office to healthcare and government - that boost users’ productivity, collaboration and wellbeing.
Our white paper
In this white paper, we examine the desire and potential for smart and healthy environments in the private and public sectors. The research we conducted with KANTAR examined a range of key themes around smart and healthy environments, including the importance of human centricity and vitality in relation to smart and healthy environments, the role of technology within real estate, and the main barriers to action.
Our key findings showcase that there is a clear desire for smart and healthy environments across different sectors and it is on the agenda of companies of various sizes. The desire is driven by an increasing need for human centricity and better vitality for users – and the importance and potential of technology in at least supporting this mission is clear.