What are the main challenges you see to do this?
The truth is that there are little or no barriers to reducing the energy footprint of buildings. It reduces the expenses of everyone involved and contributes to the effort which is necessary for life to continue to thrive on this planet. I think it’s the responsibility of the government to better regulate, educate and incentivize citizens to treat this planet better. In my opinion there should be much more regulatory pressure on South East Asian building owners to obtain energy certificates such as LEED and EDGE.
Why are you sponsoring the Smart Energy Hackathon?
Personally I believe the global energy crisis is “the” most important challenge humanity is facing at the moment. The cool thing about the Smart Energy Hackathon initiative is that it doesn’t just bring attention to this issue, it also motivates intelligent young innovators to resolve real life challenges. This is brilliant and im looking forward to seeing how this years event turns out.