Energy is wasted in every building. The total waste in buildings can be up to 50%. This is because of various factors, including oversized heating systems or inefficient control systems.
There are many instances where simple energy efficiency measures could result in significant savings. Have you ever looked around a city at night and considered how many buildings have their lights on? Similarly, many malls in hot countries are controlled to a temperature of 20°C or less meaning these buildings can be uncomfortably cold if you’re wearing lightweight clothing. These temperatures are far lower than required. Simple adjustments could result in significant cost savings.
Significant capital costs savings could also be achieved if energy efficiency principals were integrated into building design. For example, a centralised resource network such as CHP, district cooling, etc. can reduce the inefficiency and expense of installing each building with its own heating or cooling system.
IES delivers in-use/operational consulting services using its Ci2 (Ci-Squared) Process. It stands for Collect, Investigate, Compare and Invest and uses IES latest innovative technology to deliver energy/carbon/cost savings and improved internal conditions in buildings during operation.
Energy efficiency strategies require investment and effort. However, taking a longer-term view of the economic implications and potential paybacks, it makes sense to implement energy efficiency in all walks of life. Energy efficiency is key to decarbonisation and a more sustainable world.
Contact us to find out how IES are approaching energy efficiency in the built environment.