This article was originally published in the April 10 Vancouver Business Journal. This article features SCBG member, Nikki Duke.
The building plans of the future have been drawn up to include the tracking of efficiency and energy costs in the residential homebuilding process with help from technology. The efficiency of a home now has a known value before the homeowner ever moves in. As homebuilders increasingly rely on digital technologies, the transformation in calculating performance is being completed as each homeowner decides options within the home. This is one of the hottest trends in 2015 for new luxury homes.
Massive hype will be forthcoming on this topic, as the importance of looking at efficiency versus effectiveness is still developing in the building process through the application of digital technologies. Mainstream awareness is being built throughout our communities. While it seems as if digital can be applied as an adjective to every movement or trend, the methodology in which builders work (working with certifying organizations such as Earth Advantage) can lead to the transformation and creation of new business models and can create a company culture that embraces digital technologies.
Homeowner experience in the digital age requires a shift in thinking. Those who are leaders in homebuilding must prepare to move ahead of these social, organizational and technological shifts or be left behind.
There are seven lessons that I can share in becoming a fast follower regarding this shift:
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