Energy efficiency and energy savings: a view from the building sector

ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENERGY SAVINGS: A VIEW FROM THE BUILDING SECTOR

The GBPN has just released a report entitled „Energy efficiency and energy savings: a view from the building sector“ commissioned to the Economist Intelligence Unit. The survey explores how real estate and construction executives in the European Union, India, China and the USA approach energy efficiency regulation in their business.
The report highlights that businesses, motivated by the potential for cost cutting, are embracing energy efficiency.
Given the fact that buildings account for about a third of total energy use worldwide and of energy related CO2 emissions, the research suggests that business leaders are ready to go deep and are waiting for the right policy signals that can scale up energy efficiency in the sector…