Welcome to The Building Technology Podcast bringing you the best and brightest minds in smart buildings, facilities management, and operations to discuss the latest technologies and trends in buildings today. Our expert guests share their insights into what it takes to run facilities safely and efficiently while keeping up with their ever-changing industries.
“The Business Case for Healthy, Sustainable Buildings”
Gregory Patton, a long-time building operator and now CEO of Sustainable Consulting Group, joins the podcast to talk about how making buildings healthier and more sustainable will also make them more profitable for owners. Greg’s practical knowledge on this topic gives building owners and operators actionable insights to take into their properties.
00:00 – Intro
03:32 – What makes a building healthy and why should it be attractive to building owners and operators?
07:00 – Is sustainability more than just energy efficiency?
09:23 – Have you found building engineers struggling with running their buildings for health vs. efficiency?
10:45 – Are tenants choosing buildings because their employees are more productive under the right environmental conditions?
12:11 – What are some of the sustainable and healthy building certifications and how buildings are incentivized to achieve them?
16:08 – What low-hanging fruit is there for building engineers to make the facilities healthier and more sustainable?
20:55 – Greg’s closing message
Additional Information on Today’s Podcast Topic
LEED – https://www.usgbc.org/leed/why-leed
WELL – https://www.wellcertified.com/investingforhealth
Fitwel – https://www.fitwel.org/new-investor-consensus/
SCG website – https://www.sustainablecg.com
Reference to C-PACE at 19:15 – https://www.computrols.com/podcast-lucas-dixon/