Public buildings overtake offices in terms of energy efficiency focus, report finds

Public buildings have overtaken offices in terms of commissioning energy efficiency measures in the second quarter of 2015, a recent survey of 63 senior managers at supplier organisations has been able to reveal.

Within these projects, high-efficiency lighting continues to outperform individual technologies and features in 63% of energy efficient projects – but lighting controls (34%) and general building controls (31%) and solar PV (22%) are not far behind.

The long-term trend of generally wide-ranging capital cost of these projects indicates sustained growth in project size. The average cost started at around £60,000 in 2012, but the median has now jumped to double that – despite a decrease in the volume of the ‘very largest projects’, valued at half a million pounds, in the last two quarters.

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