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How much is business prepared to pay for a low energy office?

by Mel Starrs on August 7, 2006

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According to Management Issues it could be more than you think:

Spiralling energy costs have pushed energy efficiency up the business agenda, with business aiming to reduce property energy consumption by 12 per cent over the next 5 years. On average, business is willing to pay 10 per cent more in rent for efficiently designed and constructed buildings.

Blame for the high cost of energy in offices isn’t only levelled at the designers, builders and developers – the operation of the buildings is also key, with only 25% of SME’s currently monitoring their energy use.  As the old adage goes, you cannot manage what you don’t measure.  The oft forgotten or discarded role of the caretaker could be ready for a renaissance.