Reducing energy consumption has become a key goal for any business. In the UK, the service sector accounts for over 60% of electricity consumption; whilst buildings contribute to around 30% of the nation's greenhouse gas emissions. These are figures that simply have to decrease and with the UK’s Carbon Law stating that the country needs to reach Net-Zero Carbon emissions by 2050, making sure your building is running as efficiently as possible is critical to your business’s long term success.
Today’s facilities managers (FM) need high levels of resilience to overcome the challenges of running buildings cost-effectively and energy-efficiently. With statutory pressure to reach net-zero targets by 2050 and to continuously reduce facilities' costs of operations and maintenance, FM and Building Managers are constantly pressured to find creative ways to solve these challenges.
Recently, a United Nation report stated that ‘real estate accounts for about 40 percent of the world’s energy consumption and a third of all carbon emissions'. This significant figure puts greater pressure on facilities managers whose mission is to reduce their facilities’ operating costs.
Now that we’re emerging from countless lockdowns, demand for fossil fuels has jumped to levels never seen before. This, combined with historically-high inflation rates, has led to an all-time increase which is set to rise once again in October 2022.
The good news is that you can mitigate all of this with these three actionable tips which we have put together just for you!