Public buildings overtake offices in energy efficiency focus, but supplier confidence slumps

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Public buildings overtake offices in energy efficiency focus, but supplier confidence slumps

Source: Public Sector Executive

Public buildings commissioned the largest proportion of energy efficiency projects during the second quarter of 2015, overtaking offices for the first time since research into this began in 2012.

The recent survey of 63 senior managers at supplier organisations, found that 21% of public buildings benefitted from energy efficiency upgrades.

The top spot, which had always been occupied by offices, also follows a quarter where overall energy project commissioning was at one of its highest rates since the survey began. Around 70% of consumers typically report commissioning projects each quarter, but this figure jumped to almost 80% in Q2.

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.

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