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Research shows that commercial buildings must reduce energy use by 80% to meet net zero targets

Research published by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) found that to meet the government’s net zero targets, commercial buildings must reduce their energy use by up to 80%.

The research determined that a typical commercial building uses 284 kWhe/m2, compared to the 55-70 kWhe/m2 which would be needed by 2050 to comply with net zero targets – a huge reduction.

“The built environment sector has a pivotal role to play in bringing net-zero solutions to market and these will encompass technology, material and methodology advancements, but there also needs to be a cultural shift in procurement and operational practices.”

DEBBIE HOBBS, GROUP DIRECTOR FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AT ISG

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