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New report’s findings support argument that green assets have a lower risk than non-green assets

New report’s findings support argument that green assets have a lower risk than non-green assets

Elena Johansson writes on the Expert Investor Europe website about a report from an EU-funded project found a significant negative correlation between buildings’ energy efficiency and the probability of mortgage defaults and supports the argument that green assets have a lower risk than non-green assets.   Evidence fuels argument to create ‘green supporting factor’ A … Continue reading

Report provides quantitative and qualitative information of Covid-19 impact on energy efficiency in commercial buildings

Report provides quantitative and qualitative information of Covid-19 impact on energy efficiency in commercial buildings

The scientect website describes information on a new report by Researchmoz that discusses the full range of issues that will affect the deployment of energy efficiency measures commercial buildings between now and 2027. It is important to see that there is serious analysis that sees Covid-19 having long-term impacts on how we address improving the … Continue reading

Our cities need deep energy retrofits

Our cities need deep energy retrofits

Sandy Tung, Programme Manager for Sharing Cities writes on the Cities Today website about the importance of deep energy retrofits.   Deep energy retrofits: Enhancing energy efficiency in the built environment Cities play a crucial role in shaping the climate agenda, accounting for about 65 percent of global energy demand and 70 percent of energy-related … Continue reading

Wooden skyscrapers: a low-carbon, low-energy alternative

Wooden skyscrapers: a low-carbon, low-energy alternative

Wooden skyscrapers are increasingly being built all over the world. Warren Mabee, Director, Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, at Queen’s University in Ontario discusses the benefits of skyscrapers built with wood in an article on The Conversation website.   Wooden skyscrapers could transform construction by trapping carbon emissions All over the world, architects … Continue reading

Councils across Britain are failing to enforce energy efficiency regulations for rental properties

Councils across Britain are failing to enforce energy efficiency regulations for rental properties

Fewer than 20 councils in England and Wales have taken any enforcement action against landlords for renting out cold and draughty properties. Madeleine Cuff discusses the problem in an article on the inews website.   Little punishment for landlords flouting energy efficiency rules designed to protect renters Councils are failing to enforce energy efficiency regulations … Continue reading

Four important market failures why there is slow growth of energy efficiency with commercial building owners and operators

Four important market failures why there is slow growth of energy efficiency with commercial building owners and operators

Mark Shahinian, Vice President, Alpha Development, at Gridium writes on the utility dive website about his views why there has been slow growth of energy efficiency in the commercial building sector. Setting free the dancing bear: A practitioner’s view of how to break open energy efficiency Energy efficiency is the dancing bear of the electricity … Continue reading

Is it time to change our priorities for mitigating GHG emissions from energy efficiency improvements?

Is it time to change our priorities for mitigating GHG emissions from energy efficiency improvements?

I’m worried that the energy efficiency community will be accused of fake news. I think we have deluded ourselves into thinking that energy efficiency really will be the most cost-effective way to achieve impressive greenhouse gas emission reductions. We’ve been saying that for years, but… Let’s just look at buildings. There are lots of initiatives … Continue reading