Owners and operators need to be careful not to specify over the short-term as plants, or the equipment and materials that improve the thermal efficiency of the building envelope, all have their own carbon footprint, which is presently externalised in carbon reporting. The industry needs a greater focus on a building’s long-term impact on energy resources and carbon emission generation if the targets are to be met.
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Technological change and consumer behaviour are driving retailers to introduce on-site power generation to control bills, and improve their heating, cooling, lighting and air quality, reports Nick Newman.
Smart contracts have the potential to deliver greater transparency to the client-supplier relationship as well as dispute-free automation of payment for services, writes Nicholas Newman. While still in its nascency, particularly in facilities management, blockchain technology and smart contracts hint at a future in which transactions surrounding daily maintenance and […]
Cutting energy bills is an incentive for any business, but generating revenue from surplus power is even better. Nicholas Newman explores the intricacies of demand-side response. Almost a fifth of UK businesses spend more than £250,000 a year on energy, according to the Daily Telegraph and YouGov business energy survey […]
Energy efficiencies and lower bills have encouraged many businesses to embrace reforms, but the potential to earn revenues and guarantee secure supplies has prompted a small but growing band to install turbines and solar panels to generate electricity. Examples include Caerphilly Oakdale Business Park, which generates 11 gigawatt hours (GWh) […]