Lighting and building controls top UK firms’ 2016 energy efficiency investment plans
Source: the energyst
Lighting, building controls and behaviour change initiatives are priority energy efficiency investments for UK firms in 2016.
According to a poll of 51 directors and senior managers carried out by The Energyst, 93% of firms plan to implement energy efficiency measures in the next 12 months. The poll forms part of a new, free report.
Energy efficient lighting looks set to be the most popular measure, with 79% stating they will invest in new kit. Building controls and behaviour change (both 53%) were followed by on-site generation (42%), demand response/reduction (37%) and HVAC investments (29%), according to those polled.
Around four in ten (39%) suggested their business could be more flexible with shift patterns or when it consumers power. That suggests National Grid’s plans to dramatically scale demand response by 2020 may be achievable.