Over the last century, the world has become a much better place. Most of us have far higher quality of life and better education. Many move from the countryside to the city. We live better, live longer, and have technological aids that have made everyday life much easier than just 10, 20, 30 or 40 years ago.
The downside is far higher energy consumption. As much as 40 percent of the world’s energy goes to light, heat and cooling of buildings. It is worth noticing that this is happening despite the fact that today we have technology that makes it possible to develop buildings that use almost no energy at all. We even have technology that can turn buildings into net renewable energy producers.
Why haven´t this changed? Most buildings, even the most modern ones, usually use far more energy than is necessary. The reason is bad thinking in a real estate industry that needs serious re-thinking. The solution is both simple and difficult at once; We must stop wasting precious energy and start thinking of buildings as sources of energy.
Time for a change
At Miris, we have embarked on the task of introducing the industry to innovative thinking, with great enthusiasm and courage. Today we can make buildings that produce energy. Tomorrow we can build buildings that are constantly evolving to improve our own performance.