He’s not a relative of the famous Kobe Bryant but he’s a rising star, because what he does is important for our planet.
Vincent Bryant is the founder of Deepki, which raised > €160m to help real estate owners reduce their carbon footprints. So when I got the opportunity to interview him, I didn’t think twice.
Vincent believes that it’s too late to avoid climate change. It's time to adapt.
“We are all on the bus. The question is no longer, shall we hit a wall? We will. The question is, at what speed?”
But he is also an optimist.
Me: “How does climate change impact our buildings?”
He replied: “You know real estate assets are always been vulnerable to physical risks (floods, heatwaves). Climate change is just making them more vulnerable. We are seeing a number of real estate assets that were not designed to withstand high temperatures — especially around the Mediterranean — and are therefore repurposed into less air-conditioning intensive assets such as car parks or logistic sites”.
What I’ve learned in the episode:
Churches are probably the most climate-friendly real estate assets in Europe
The #1 reason why climate adaptation takes time in the real estate sector? Not money, people. Talent shortage in the renovation sector (HVAC installation, retrofitting) is preventing the industry to transform at a faster pace
Learning tip: spend time with people that are better than you at anything and you will learn fast (be it marketing, HR, philosophy, sports, cooking, really everything).
You should read Energy and Equity by Ivan Illich. About how to solve the energy crisis.
“A junkie without access to his stash is in a state of crisis. The 'energy crisis' that exists intermittently when the flow of fuel from unstable countries is cut off or threatened, is a crisis in the same sense.” Wrote in 1974…
It’s on Episode #12 of Impactfull 🎯
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