The most necessary thing in the future will be the ability to adapt

Krystyna Knypl

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The dragon is hard to defeat, but you have to try
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The transformation to the New World is and will be a challenge for all. It will be necessary to build new models in many segments of our lives, which will ensure the safety of people, maintenance of services, and functioning of enterprises - write the authors of the report "New space race" prepared by Siemens. The document presents a summary of the opinions of 501 leaders from 10 countries.
COVID - 19 pandemic has accelerated and made many people aware of the need for transformation. One of the major challenges is digitalization, which the authors of the report call a race to new frontiers.
Climate change puts us in a race against time. Winning requires generating greater adaptability, resilience to shocks, tragedies, and change. Swift action is needed to free our planet from catastrophic climate scenarios that may occur. These actions will be a race not only in local real and digital spaces but will span the globe.
Our ambitious goals are achievable if we harness the power of data and new technologies, choose to be more collaborative, and continue to drive innovation. Together, we can win this race for space as a whole," says Matthias Rebellius, CEO of Siemens Smart Infrastructure.

Companies in the post-pandemic era

Two-thirds (65%) of building owners and tenants surveyed said their organizations' employees will return to their pre-2020 offices after a pandemic. Many believe that hybrid work models will provide the best balance going forward. However, it will take time to find the most effective approach that fits different industries, companies, and cultures. Whichever model is chosen, buildings need to be more digitized, better monitored, and managed so that they have more flexibility for change, disruption, and closures.
Adaptability has been identified as the most important - and most difficult - feature to achieve when designing new buildings or facilities.

Digitization of infrastructure

Two new drivers for infrastructure digitization have emerged in recent years. The first is the pandemic, which has demonstrated the value of automation, remote monitoring, data-driven forecasting, and digitally based collaboration.
The second is the increasing urgency of climate action and the energy transition. The world is building new energy systems that are increasingly complex, decentralized, and diverse. Digital technologies are critical to their development and operation.
The majority of energy infrastructure stakeholders participating in the survey (67%) believe that change is not possible without digitization. Forecasting and automation based on artificial intelligence will have the biggest impact on infrastructure over the next five years.
Energy transformation
The need for climate action and energy transformation is increasingly urgent. New energy systems are being built that are increasingly complex, decentralized, and diverse. Digital technologies are critical to the development and operation of these new energy systems. The majority of energy infrastructure stakeholders participating in the survey (67%) believe that energy transformation is not possible without digitization. However, 63% of stakeholders surveyed responded that they are lagging behind digitization advancements compared to other industries, and only 31% of respondents are taking full advantage of available data. Forecasting and automation based on artificial intelligence will have the biggest impact over the next five years believe respondents.

Carbon dioxide emissions

Concern for the climate is one of the top priorities according to survey participants. There has been a surge in organizations setting low-carbon goals over the past five years. Most survey respondents expect their organization to become carbon neutral by 2030. However, many organizations are still developing detailed, realistic plans that will get them to their goals.
No organization can achieve these goals alone, so they are also dependent on progress in other industries, especially the energy sector. The majority of respondents (82%) believe that energy storage systems for homes and businesses will be a key part of the energy transition. Keep in mind that energy causes three-quarters of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Respondents rated energy storage systems to reduce losses and increase resiliency as the highest priority among strategic recommendations for cities.
For wind and solar energy, respondents see managing and storing surplus energy as a much greater challenge than dealing with periods of low production. In many parts of the world, excess energy from wind or solar installations is wasted because it cannot be sent to where it is needed or stored for later use.
More rational energy use, greater energy efficiency and demand-side management are needed. Three-quarters of respondents (74%) believe that hydrogen will be a key part of the energy transition. Green hydrogen (made from renewable energy and water) can be a clean replacement for fossil fuels.
Fuel decarbonization is an increasingly important issue for building management. There is also increasing attention to carbon emissions released during the production and transportation of building materials.
Increased collaboration and coordination among various stakeholders is critical to achieving the goals outlined.

Krystyna Knypl M.D., Ph.D.

editor-in-chief & publisher

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GdL 12 / 2021