A Tale of Two Buildings
Are Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) a true indicator of energy efficiency?
Whilst not denying the value of EPCs, ‘A Tale of Two Buildings’ report from Jones Lang LaSalle and the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) emphasises the importance of measuring and achieving reductions in actual energy consumption.
Using data gathered from over 200 buildings over the past four years, Jones Lang LaSalle has worked with the BBP to measure the actual energy performance of its members' managed properties in London with surprising results.
Based on our findings, we tell the tale of two buildings with very different EPC ratings and uncover which is actually more energy efficient.
The report also considers:
Are EPCs alone sufficient to deliver the Government’s targets to ‘de-carbonise’ the UK’s built environment?
How successfully is the property industry tackling the issue of reducing actual energy consumption?
What do we do now? Recommendations and guidance for both owners and occupiers.