The concept of circular economy is becoming increasingly important in the construction sector. Opposing the classic linear economy model (extract, produce, consume, throw away), this concept is based on seven main pillars: ecodesign (minimizing environmental impacts from the development of a product), industrial ecology (organization that optimizes the use of resources), economy of functionality, reuse, repair, reuse and finally recycling. Real estate, from design to construction, and operation to deconstruction, is gradually adopting these new sustainable schemes to put the circular economy at the heart of its model.
Real estate players who properly communicate the performance of their building stock put in place the appropriate means to recover and analyze the relevant data to monitor their environmental performance. In a data-driven context CSR reporting must also be based on factual and quantified indicators.
An smart building aims to meet these challenges of obtaining, analyzing, optimising data before deployment of actions. Indeed, a technological breakthrough is currently taking place with under the umbrella of the IoT (‘Internet of Things’) and the development of associated technologies, for example: the use of BIM throughout the design, construction and operations of a building, deployment of autonomous low energy sensors allowing the feedback of building data, energy monitoring, failure alert system and automate several systems