If your business is an office-based professional service, you may find your office energy usage is the main source of your emissions. From a global standpoint, the International Energy Agency has identified a need for buildings to improve energy intensity by 30 to 50% per square metre to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. By reducing your energy usage, you will also save your business money on your energy bills and minimise exposure to fluctuating prices.
Energy efficiency measures include:
- no-cost staff behaviour changes actions like turning off equipment
- finding improvements in the operation of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, lighting, appliances and equipment
- digitization and AI are also increasingly a solution to identify opportunities for efficiency in building management.
- NABERS energy for office tenants is a valuable way to understand how your office energy use compares to others and what you can do about it.