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Energy transition, the future is now.

During Trend Session 8 on September 30th, strategy expert, speaker and moderator Gabrielle Walker – both inspiring and experienced – approached the subject of the energy transition. Using specific examples, she pointed to the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for specific and immediate actions by everyone concerned (public, governments, politicians, etc.) worldwide. She also spoke about a great many solutions that are already out there and of the enormous potential offered by solutions still to be developed.

Energy transition, the future is now - Round table

A round table took place at the end of the conference on 30 September 2019 to understand what role Hager can play and what projects are already under way in this area. Gabrielle Walker exchanged ideas for 30 minutes with experts from Hager (Jean Lasserre, Vice President Corporate Strategy at Hager Group and his teams) and the audience. Renewables, lower energy demand, solar panels, commercial possibilities, energy storage and electric mobility were just some of the subjects discussed.

Smart home, how did our homes become smart?

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, our visiting expert on the Internet of Things, presented the key developments in our living places as we move towards smart homes during the April 4th 2019 conference at Hager Forum.
Hager has been present in the smart home market for 20 years, therefore this is one of its strategic business areas.

Our latest news

  27.02.20 [Article] The future of architecture - 1st part - by Van Bo Le-Mentzel

At the Van Bo Le-Mentzel conference in the Hager Forum on 29 November 2019, the innovative Berlin architect and urban planner presented seven ideas for the cities and houses of the future. In this article he goes a little further in his vision of the future of architecture. In a second article he will present his concept of the circular city, a utopian scheme or the future of architecture?
"What we can say with certainty today is at least this: We can't go on as we have been."

 
  21.01.20 [Replay] The future of architecture by Van Bo Le-Mentzel

"Having 9 billion people on earth could be a huge disaster" How can we make something positive out of it through architecture? On November 29th, Van Bo Le-Mentzel, an architect and innovative urban planner from Berlin, proposed seven ideas about cities, homes and life in the future during Trend Session #9 at Hager Forum.

Will the city of tomorrow be built using collective intelligence? Circular cities, multifunctional buildings, DIY housing kits, so many ideas to explore, and even more.

 
  18.11.19 [Article] Energy transition: A Climate for Change by Gabrielle Walker

During Trend Session 8 on September 30th, strategy expert Gabrielle Walker approached the subject of the energy transition during a 45-minute talk. We asked her to explore this topic further through an article. After first pointing out the urgency of the issue, Gabrielle then focuses on two sectors which can do a lot by changing a little, namely buildings and transport.
Her credo is “We have to get really serious right now!”Gabrielle shares her optimistic view on how the world could be a better place in the coming years if the climate crisis is taken seriously.

 

 

[Article] The future of architecture - 1st part - by Van Bo Le-Mentzel

At the Van Bo Le-Mentzel conference in the Hager Forum on 29 November 2019, the innovative Berlin architect and urban planner presented seven ideas for the cities and houses of the future. In this article he goes a little further in his vision of the future of architecture. In a second article he will present his concept of the circular city, a utopian scheme or the future of architecture?
"What we can say with certainty today is at least this: We can't go on as we have been."


[Replay] The future of architecture by Van Bo Le-Mentzel

"Having 9 billion people on earth could be a huge disaster" How can we make something positive out of it through architecture? On November 29th, Van Bo Le-Mentzel, an architect and innovative urban planner from Berlin, proposed seven ideas about cities, homes and life in the future during Trend Session #9 at Hager Forum.

Will the city of tomorrow be built using collective intelligence? Circular cities, multifunctional buildings, DIY housing kits, so many ideas to explore, and even more.


[Article] Energy transition: A Climate for Change by Gabrielle Walker

During Trend Session 8 on September 30th, strategy expert Gabrielle Walker approached the subject of the energy transition during a 45-minute talk. We asked her to explore this topic further through an article. After first pointing out the urgency of the issue, Gabrielle then focuses on two sectors which can do a lot by changing a little, namely buildings and transport.
Her credo is “We have to get really serious right now!”Gabrielle shares her optimistic view on how the world could be a better place in the coming years if the climate crisis is taken seriously.

 


27.02.20

[Article] The future of architecture - 1st part - by Van Bo Le-Mentzel

At the Van Bo Le-Mentzel conference in the Hager Forum on 29 November 2019, the innovative Berlin architect and urban planner presented seven ideas for the cities and houses of the future. In this article he goes a little further in his vision of the future of architecture. In a second article he will present his concept of the circular city, a utopian scheme or the future of architecture?
"What we can say with certainty today is at least this: We can't go on as we have been."

21.01.20

[Replay] The future of architecture by Van Bo Le-Mentzel

"Having 9 billion people on earth could be a huge disaster" How can we make something positive out of it through architecture? On November 29th, Van Bo Le-Mentzel, an architect and innovative urban planner from Berlin, proposed seven ideas about cities, homes and life in the future during Trend Session #9 at Hager Forum.

Will the city of tomorrow be built using collective intelligence? Circular cities, multifunctional buildings, DIY housing kits, so many ideas to explore, and even more.

18.11.19

[Article] Energy transition: A Climate for Change by Gabrielle Walker

During Trend Session 8 on September 30th, strategy expert Gabrielle Walker approached the subject of the energy transition during a 45-minute talk. We asked her to explore this topic further through an article. After first pointing out the urgency of the issue, Gabrielle then focuses on two sectors which can do a lot by changing a little, namely buildings and transport.
Her credo is “We have to get really serious right now!”Gabrielle shares her optimistic view on how the world could be a better place in the coming years if the climate crisis is taken seriously.

 


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