From ownership to services

People are increasingly realizing that it is possible to use goods without the need to own them. We therefore see a shift from ownership to availability. This means that services and goods can be shared. This is evident from the successful initiatives such as car2Go, Airbnb, Uber.

Internet makes the logistics of a collaborative economy possible

Due to internet and IT, the complicated logistics of sharing becomes accessible and various apps in this area are available. Because of this movement towards a sharing economy, new forms of financing are emerging. Examples are crowdfunding and the more popular private lease of cars.

Because of increasing urbanization, there is enormous pressure on the housing market in the cities . Due to the aging of the population, there will continue to be a need for small homes for older people in the periphery of the country, which will be temporary due to demographic developments.

We also see other forms of cooperation. In the real estate world traditional development is being done in isolated steps. There is no integrated development with respect to the house the electrical installation the heating system and the sharing of local generated energy and the use in mobility . These aspects are increasingly being considered as important so other parties in the process of real estate creation and management become more important. Existing products can be combined differently, and existing techniques can be integrated.

And all this against the background that “green consciousness” is maturing in our society where sustainable is becoming the standard and no longer “a nice to have”. Consumers seem to realize that our fossil energy sources are no longer an option so that we have to reduce the dependency of CO2 emitting energy sources.

This is what LiveFree is doing “Building energy systems for houses which are complete independent from fossil energy resources”