Podcast Ep. 11 - Digital Innovations in the Built Environment | foresight.skanska.com

Digital Innovations in the Built Environment

This is Shaping Sustainable Places, a new Skanska podcast. We’re here to recognize, encourage and inspire stakeholders in the industry and beyond to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable, resilient, zero-carbon built environment. In each episode, we’ll be speaking with industry and civic leaders, policymakers and other champions of change to explore innovative solutions to real challenges.


The construction and real estate industry has historically been slow to adopt new digital tools. Now, by embracing the latest available technology, we’re pushing the industry toward more sustainable construction practices that allow us to drastically reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment.


This episode features Brendan Wallace, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Wall, Henrik Ahnström, Director of Development at Skanska Commercial Development Nordic, and Stacy Smedley, Executive Director at Building Transparency. Each plays a unique role in merging the technology and real estate development sectors.


  • Brendan outlines the economic and political drivers that are pushing the real estate industry toward better climate technology adoption.
  • Stacy explains how tools like the EC3 are helping developers reduce their embodied carbon emissions.
  • Henrik describes how new technologies like BIM and digital twins are leading to safer, more efficient and more sustainable building practices.


You can tune in, listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Spotify.


This episode’s guests:


Brendan Wallace

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Fifth Wall

Brendan Wallace LinkedIn


Henrik Ahnström

Director of Innovation, Skanska Commercial Development Nordic

Henrik Ahnström LinkedIn


Stacy Smedley

Executive Director, Building Transparency

Stacy Smedley LinkedIn