Buildings are responsible for at least 40% of electricity use in many countries. These figures are climbing as building booms in countries like China and India. So it is essential that we act now since we can make major contributions is to tackling energy use and climate change by using existing technologies.
What's meant by energy efficiencies in commercial office buildings?
The demand for enhanced energy efficiency presents risks and opportunities for several organizations involved in the construction and real estate management market. One can also ‘build competency on taxation (which is also known as ‘bygg kompetanse om taksering’ in the Norwegian language). So how do building owners and real estate management companies combine their connections to address energy consumption and related environmental issues?
We can begin with educating the people at the top, the decision makers. That means the owners who can fund the investment and the corporate executives who will accept the specific energy-saving jobs. We will need to find ways that we may inform and arm the decision makers with the necessary information so that they can make an educated decision.
More and more I see commercial property organizations employing the assistance of an Energy Consultant (EC). Not long ago you might observe an EC involved in a big renovation project, however, once the job was complete, the EC would move on to some other client.
In addition, I have observed the gain in the number of construction engineers completing educational classes designed specifically towards energy efficiencies that concentrate on the mechanical gear as well as the general operations of an office building.