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Insurers will increase their involvement in building code development and enforcement. Both builders and building component manufacturers will be subject to higher liabilities for failures. Lawsuits related to indoor air quality and other health issues will become more prevalent. Creating the Vision In developing this technology roadmap, stakeholders developed their vision for the year 2020, shown in the text box below. Stakeholders also identified barriers to be addressed and defined strategies that will help make their vision a reality.
By enhancing occupant productivity, health, and safety—and reducing life-cycle energy and operating costs—high-performance commercial buildings will make measurable contributions to the bottom line of tenant businesses. Financiers and insurers will acknowledge high performance buildings through favorable lending and underwriting practices and will also market high-performance building modifications as an option to their customers. Developers will realize better asset value as a result of the strong market appeal, adaptability, and long life of highperformance commercial buildings.
Knowledge-based work. With the ongoing growth of the information-based economy, people will be increasingly engaged in highly visual and analytical work. Commercial buildings will be expected to provide reliable, continual, and instantaneous connectivity to information and electronic communications resources. Information technologies will no longer be captive in desktop computers, but will be distributed within the commercial environment, integrated into everything from furniture to windows. Demand will grow for personalized control of lighting, temperature, ventilation, and other aspects of the interior environment to enhance the productivity of knowledge workers.