///‘Next Business’ Conference, TU Delft, 22 June 2017.
Over recent years, we have observed new trends and legal requirements such as lifecycle concepts and the need for buildings that use nearly zero energy. User and comfort level are moving into the focus. This asks for new and integrated building and façade concepts. Ultimately the question is how these new developments can get translated into viable business concepts for the future building envelopes. We believe that technological development needs to go along with innovations in legal and financial concepts for the building industry.
‘Next Business’ aims at answering the following questions: What are the trends that determine the future of the building envelope? Which business concepts can be found to react to these trends and what can we learn from other industries? What are the legal and financial implications for a different approach? How will new business concepts shape our façade products and services?
During the 11th edition of the annual conference, twelve international speakers from research, industry, management and design will share their experience and visions of the future building envelope.
NEXT Business is organised by the Facade Research Group, Chair Design of Construction, TU Delft in cooperation with the European Façade Network (EFN)