CTBUH interviews JLL on the future of sustainability for tall buildings

Matthew Clifford, Head of Energy and Sustainability Services for JLL North Asia is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference Future Cities: Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.

Matthew Clifford, Head of Energy and Sustainability Services for JLL North Asia is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference Future Cities: Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.

• What role can tall buildings play in combating China’s air quality crisis specifically?
• What are the most promising technologies that might enable net zero energy skyscrapers in the future? Do you think net zero is attainable on a wide scale?
• What kind of structural changes or cooperation need to happen between government and private developers to achieve a sustainable vertical urbanism, as you would define it?
• How has green building changed in China over the past five years?
• What trends in high-performance building are most exciting to you, with regards to the future of tall building design?
• Is LEED still the best benchmark, or is there a better way forward?



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